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Grants Old Mill Museum normally opens for the season on the May Long Week-end each year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year, our opening may have to be postponed. 


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Stacey Jones appointed Steward of the Siol Cudbright Sept

Posted on March 26, 2020 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Board of the St James Assiniboia Pioneer Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Jones as the new Steward of Siol Cudbright Sept, effective April 1, 2020.

 

The Siol Cudbright Sept is an offshoot of the Clan Grant, which includes the Métis descendants of Cuthbert Grant Sr. of Cromdale. The Sept was formed in 2012 by order of Sir James Grant of Grant, the 33rd Chief of Clan Grant.

 

Ms. Jones is a direct descendant of Cuthbert Grant. As Steward, she hopes to facilitate bringing the many Cuthert Grant descendants together and re-establishing and strengthening bonds of kinship and friendship at two gatherings this summer being held at Grants Old Mill Museum.

 

The first event is Cuthbert Grant Day on July 11, 2020 which is part of the Manitoba150 Celebration. The second event is Pioneer Days on August 8. Both of these events will showcase the Mètis and pioneer lifestyles of the mid 1800's through music, dancing and exhibits, as well as with tours of the Grants Old Mill museum. The museum also is home to a fairly large genealogical compilation of the Cuthbert Grant descendants which is accessible by anyone researching their family histories.

 

Stacey can be contacted at:   StewardSC@grantsoldmill.ca

Country Cousins

Posted on February 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Clan Grant Canada Online ll Group - Coming Events


UPDATE

Project Canadian Cousins

2020 will be the 700th anniversary of Scotland's Declaration of Independence. Starting this summer, 2019, the Grantown Museum at Grantown On Spey, Scotland is celebrating by introducing Project Canadian Cousins.

A large part of the project concentrates on the histories of those Scots who left the Grantown On Spey area (see map) and became part of the Canadian fur trade.

Descendants of those Scots are invited to participate by drafting their histories and emailing them to Eileen Stewart at: eskirrie@icloud.com

The histories should include known details such as names, dates and places of origin and settlement - and your contact information.

With good responses and a little luck old acquaintances may be renewed and histories rediscovered.

The project opens this summer, so start working your keyboard and get your stories submitted asap to Eileen Stewart: at eskirrie@cloud.com

The project will continue through 2020 with plans to expend it into a larger, permanent project/exhibition.


Contact Ken Fluto kenfluto@gmail.com for further information

Presentation to Grants Old Mill

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The St James Assiniboia School Division presents a generous donation to Grants Old Mill. This donation is in recognition of free tours of the Mill to Division teachers and their classes.


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