More on all this later - I am still unpacking a multi-layered day at this astounding living history village, which will keep me thinking and writing for some time.
The woman in this photo is in role as a 'goodly woman' of the community, in conversation with the 'innkeeper'. She was a child when the local church was moved out of the path of the flooding. The event was immortalized in the photo (below) that Peter John Stokes has taken for the cover of his book about the creation of Upper Canada Village.
The church passed by, on a pretty rudimentary float pulled by tiny trucks. A local Barney Fife, puffed up by the drama of the event, directs the entourage sharp left.
That little church was recreated at Upper Canada Village as Christ Church, beside the Lutheran Minister's house. It represents the church home of a congregation of the 1860's.
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