Item 2016-10-21-07 - Plaque to the Dutch Settlers in Ansnorveldt

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Plaque to the Dutch Settlers in Ansnorveldt


  • 1976-06-05 (Creation)

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From the back of the photograph:
"On Saturday, June 5, 1976, and historical plaque commemorating the "Dutch Settlement of Holland Marsh" was unveiled at the Old Schoolhouse in the village of Ansnorveldt. This plaque was erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency within the Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
Shown from left to right following the unveiling ceremony are: Mr. Mat Valk, representative of the Ministry of Agriculture Muck Research Station, Bradford; Professor William Ormsby, representative of the Ontario Heritage Foundation; Mr. G.E. Wright, York region Municipality Chairman; Mr. Sinclair Stevens, M.P. (York-Simcoe); His Worship Tale Everhuis, Burgomaster of the Town of Nieuwe Pekela, the Netherlands; Mr. Charles T.S. Evans, long-time legal advisor to the Holland Marsh community; Mrs. Margaret Britnell, Head of the King Township Council; Mrs. and Mr. M. Van Dyken, two of the original Dutch settlers; Mr. William Hodgson, M.P.P. (York-North); the Reverend Max J. Lise; Mr. John Van Dyk, another original settler; Mr. Walter Horlings, a prominent resident of the Marsh; and Mr. John Boneschansker, President of the Senior Citizens' Club."

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  • English

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