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SUBMITTED by Joan Carey (25-May-2012)

Peace Garden Program at Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society Meeting

The Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail was started by the International Peace Garden Foundation as a way to commemorate the War of 1812 and celebrate the 200 years of subsequent peace with Canada. Numerous sites along the south shore of Lake Ontario saw action between the British and the Americans over the 2 ½ years of the war. Pultneyville is one of two locations in Wayne County where such an encounter occurred.

Garden Bench
In the spring of 2011, Paula Savage, President and Founder of the International Peace Garden Foundation, and Joyce Lorraine, Bicentennial Peace Garden Project Manager, approached the board of the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society with the idea of becoming part of this endeavor. The large 1000 square ft garden already in existence on the Hisorical Society’s museum house property seemed a perfect fit – it is in continuous bloom throughout the spring and summer, has several stone walks through it, and a gorgeous magnolia tree in its midst.

On Wed, June 6, the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society will host its monthly program meeting at the garden. The program will include a presentation by Joyce Lorraine of the Bicentennial Peace garden project, a description of the Pultneyville garden by Lynda Parmelee, master gardener, and the story of the Pultneyville encounter with the British by Joan Carey, President of the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society. Go to the website at www.1812.ipgf.org to find out more about all the gardens as well as Pultneyville’s. The program on June 6 will start at 7PM . It is open to the public and free. Refreshments will be served. We hope you can plan to spend a lovely summer’s evening with us at the Pultneyville Bicentennial Peace Garden.


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