Along the old Montreal Road, and towards the south, lies the historic township of Cumberland. It has undergone considerable change over the past two centuries: from rugged wilderness, to bustling villages; from industrious farmsteads, to vibrant urban communities.
Glimpses of Cumberland Township: For the Honour of Our Ancestors pays tribute to this rich history through stories and images, as told and shared by scores of local contributors. It was a true community effort – 200 years in the making – that highlights Bearbrook, Navan, Sarsfield, Vars, Leonard, and Cumberland Village to Orléans, among others.
The City of Ottawa’s Cultural Development and Initiatives Section, together with the Cumberland Township Historical Society, launched the book on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.
The soft-cover book, which is illustrated by some 140 images, is available in English (287 pages) and French (300 pages) editions for $30 (including tax).
Books are for sale at the following outlets: Black Walnut Bakery (979 Cameron Street, Cumberland), J.T. Bradley Country Convenience Store (1220 Colonial Road, Navan) and Peladeau Groceries (5877 Buckland Road, Vars).
You can also order the book by mail by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org