Roger Litwiller’s research for his book Warships of the Bay of Quinte will provide information for the production of a two-minute video vignette about the Hallowell family, whose name was given to land in Prince Edward County. It is this area of land that the Canadian Navy decided to name one of it’s frigates after, HMCS HALLOWELL. Details of this ship, the name and her history are all covered in detail in Roger’s book.
Follow this link to the video, Hallowell is the fifth vedeo on the page,
The third series of the History Moments video vignettes will be launched Monday, July 4th at 2 pm at The Regent Theatre in Picton. The launch is a free public event with complimentary wine from series sponsor The Black Prince Winery.
The History Moments are two-minute video vignettes produced by History Lives Here Inc., a Prince Edward County communications/ multimedia firm specializing in community history projects. The series is produced in association with local heritage organizations The Glenwood Cemetery, The Museums of Prince Edward County, and The Regent Theatre.
This “popular history” series plays before movies at The Regent, on Cogeco cable vision, is distributed into area archives, libraries, museums and schools, is used as part of the interpretative program to the over 550,000 annual visitors to The Sandbanks Provincial Park, retailed at various county stores, and broadcast online at http://www.historyliveshere.ca The objective of this public education initiative is to awaken community interest in the rich heritage that is all around us.
This year’s series of 12 vignettes includes features on temperance pioneer Letitia Youmans, Quaker and Mohawk settlement, Loyalist settler Peter VanAlstine, British General Sir Thomas Picton, The Danforth Road, The Glenora Ferry, The Picton Gazette and Camp Picton.