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  • Laura Secord's Story
    TextImageNewspaper  ONIGARA [Dorothy Walsh], The Globe     Newspaper article about Laura Secord by ONIGARA (Dorothy Walsh) with her drawing of her Laura Secord's Queenston home [copied from Mrs. Currie's book on Laura Secord]. Newspaper clipping on a page of scrapbook measuring 26 x 10 cm. Undated. With handwritten "Dorothy Walsh" on a margin. From Armstrong family collection.
    TextImageNewspaper  ONIGARA [Dorothy Walsh], The Globe   Newspaper article about Laura Secord by ONIGARA (Dorothy Walsh) with her drawing of her Laura Secord's Queenston home [copied from Mrs. Currie's book on Laura Secord]. Newspaper clipping on a ...
  • Queenston's First School
    TextImage  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada19141005), 12 May 1965     Article about Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston with a photo of old school building -reproduction of an oil painting by Charles R. Kilkenny, a school principal between 1891 and 1919.
    TextImage  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada19141005), 12 May 1965   Article about Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston with a photo of old school building -reproduction of an oil painting by Charles R. Kilkenny, a school principal between 1891 and ...
  • Open Two-Room Addition To Laura Secord School In Queenston Village
    TextImage  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 16 Mar 1953     Article about adding a new wing with two rooms to Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston. Photo of a new addition and old school building (behind).
    TextImage  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 16 Mar 1953   Article about adding a new wing with two rooms to Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston. Photo of a new addition and old school building (behind).
  • Laura Secord Home in Chippawa
    Image       on front: "Laura Secord Home-Chippewa" [The village of Chippawa was founded in 1850, and became part of the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario by amalgamation in 1970. In old documents, the name of the village is sometimes spelled as Chippewa.]
    Image     on front: "Laura Secord Home-Chippewa" [The village of Chippawa was founded in 1850, and became part of the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario by amalgamation in 1970. In old documents, ...
  • Home of Laura Ingersoll Secord, 1947
    Image       Reverse: "The home of Laura Ingersoll Secord, now owned by Mrs. Frank Sheppard"
    Image     Reverse: "The home of Laura Ingersoll Secord, now owned by Mrs. Frank Sheppard"
  • Historians exaggerate Niagara frontier's importance in claiming Laura Secord saved Canada from U.S., author says
    TextImage  Fedor, John, Niagara Falls Review, 27 Jan 1972     Laura Secord. A national joke or a national heroine? The author of a new book on the famous Queenston lady -- after whom a candy empire was named -- set out to examine the Laura Secord story, a story that has remained undisturbed for years. What she found after separating ...
    TextImage  Fedor, John, Niagara Falls Review, 27 Jan 1972   Laura Secord. A national joke or a national heroine? The author of a new book on the famous Queenston lady -- after whom a candy empire was named -- set ...
  • Queenston landmark demolished
    TextImage  Petrie, Francis, Niagara Falls Review, 1 Jun 1971     A Queenston landmark for more than 130 years is being demolished this week. This little "salt-box" cottage on the west side of Queen Street, between Partition and Dumfries streets abuts the Laura Secord homestead and is being demolished by the Laura Secord Candy Company in its restoration plans ...
    TextImage  Petrie, Francis, Niagara Falls Review, 1 Jun 1971   A Queenston landmark for more than 130 years is being demolished this week. This little "salt-box" cottage on the west side of Queen Street, between Partition and Dumfries streets abuts ...
  • Brock Students Dig Way Into Queenston's History.
Secord Home Is Site of Dig.
    TextImage  St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 27 May 1971     Newspaper article about restoration of Laura Secord house in Queenston. "Brock Students Dig Way Into Queenston's History" published by St. Catharines Standard, May 27, 1971. "Secord home is site of dig" published by Niagara Falls Review, May 29, 1971
    TextImage  St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 27 May 1971   Newspaper article about restoration of Laura Secord house in Queenston. "Brock Students Dig Way Into Queenston's History" published by St. Catharines Standard, May 27, 1971. "Secord home is site of ...
  • Historic Laura Secord House renovations near completion.
    TextImage  Archer, Steve, St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 2 Mar 1972     Newspaper article about restoration of Laura Secord house in Queenston. Full Title: "Historic Laura Secord House Renovations near Completion. Official Opening Set For Early June"
    TextImage  Archer, Steve, St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 2 Mar 1972   Newspaper article about restoration of Laura Secord house in Queenston. Full Title: "Historic Laura Secord House Renovations near Completion. Official Opening Set For Early June"
  • Persistance of WI rewarded. Laura Secord in wax museum.
    Text  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada19141005), 23 Apr 1964     Two articles about preparation and introduction of a wax figure of Laura Secord to Louis Tussaud Wax Museum in Niagara Falls. Another on the same topic: Wit Wonder Wisdom by WYN.
    Text  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada19141005), 23 Apr 1964   Two articles about preparation and introduction of a wax figure of Laura Secord to Louis Tussaud Wax Museum in Niagara Falls. Another on the same topic: Wit Wonder Wisdom by ...
  • Remembers famous heroine, often saw Laura Secord
    Text       Article about early settlers' life based on an interview with Miss Laura Secord Clarke, a granddaughter of the famous Laura Secord. Full Title: Granddaughter Recalls Stirring Pioneer Days of Celebrate Ancestress—"One of Those Women Who Make Life Worth Living"—Indians Afraid of Smallpox.
    Text     Article about early settlers' life based on an interview with Miss Laura Secord Clarke, a granddaughter of the famous Laura Secord. Full Title: Granddaughter Recalls Stirring Pioneer Days of Celebrate ...
  • Queenston oozes with historical intrigue
    TextImage  Petrie, Francis, Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada19141005), 24 Jan 1970     A handwritten correction by Jean Huggins under a photo: "Wrong caption. This is the Laura Secord house (possibly 1920s prior to L-shaped verandah by Frank Shepp.)
    TextImage  Petrie, Francis, Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada19141005), 24 Jan 1970   A handwritten correction by Jean Huggins under a photo: "Wrong caption. This is the Laura Secord house (possibly 1920s prior to L-shaped verandah by Frank Shepp.)
  • Plans set to restore home of 1812 War heroine
    TextImage       A handwritten correction by Jean Huggins under a photo: "Wrong caption. This is the Laura Secord house (possibly 1920s prior to L-shaped verandah by Frank Shepp.)
    TextImage     A handwritten correction by Jean Huggins under a photo: "Wrong caption. This is the Laura Secord house (possibly 1920s prior to L-shaped verandah by Frank Shepp.)
  • Laura Secord Monument, Queenston Heights
    Image       Black and white photograph of Laura Secord Monument, located on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment in Queenston Heights Park. There is a low fence and boxwood hedges around it. It reads: "To Laura Ingersoll Secord, who saved her husband's life in the battle on these Heights October 13th 1812 ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of Laura Secord Monument, located on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment in Queenston Heights Park. There is a low fence and boxwood hedges around it. ...
  • Laura Secord Home, 1960s.
    Image       Black and white photograph of two-storey, gable roof house with verandah, surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery on both sides.
    Image     Black and white photograph of two-storey, gable roof house with verandah, surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery on both sides.
  • Laura Secord Home, 1954
    Image       Black and white photograph of two-storey house with verandah, surrounded by mature trees. It is located on a corner lot of a gravel road, where there is also a stone marker with her name.
    Image     Black and white photograph of two-storey house with verandah, surrounded by mature trees. It is located on a corner lot of a gravel road, where there is also a stone ...
  • Modernized residence of Laura Secord, heroine of War 1812-14, Queenston, Ontario.
    Image       "Historical VII. Modernized residence of Laura Secord, heroine of War 1812-14, Queenston, Ontario. Leaving this house she tramped 20 miles through the woods to warn the British troops of the approach of the American forces June 23rd 1813."
    Image     "Historical VII. Modernized residence of Laura Secord, heroine of War 1812-14, Queenston, Ontario. Leaving this house she tramped 20 miles through the woods to warn the British troops of the ...
  • Laura Secord Homestead, Queenston, Ontario.
    Image       Reverse: "The house restored to the period 1803-35 from which Laura Secord began her walk in June 1813, to warn Lieutenant Fitzgibbon of an attack planned on his outpost."
    Image     Reverse: "The house restored to the period 1803-35 from which Laura Secord began her walk in June 1813, to warn Lieutenant Fitzgibbon of an attack planned on his outpost."
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Queenston Collection


Queenston Collection includes an extensive historical material from the area collected by Jean Huggins.