Media Advisory - Provincial plaque commemorates historian William Perkins Bull

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ -

    Date:              Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 2 p.m.
    Location:          Peel Heritage Complex
                       9 Wellington Street East, Brampton
    Special guests:    The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman, Ontario
                       Heritage Trust
                       Linda Jeffrey, MPP, Brampton Centre
    Photo              Unveiling of a provincial plaque
    Contact:           Catrina Colme
                       Marketing and Communications Coordinator
                       Telephone: 416-325-5074

    Join us in Brampton on Thursday, September 6, as the Ontario Heritage
Trust and the Peel Heritage Complex unveil a provincial plaque to commemorate
William Perkins Bull, K.C., LL.D., a financier, philanthropist and historian.
    Shortly after William Perkins Bull was born in 1870, his family moved to
Peel County. Though he lived throughout the world - becoming a lawyer,
entrepreneur, land developer, patron of the arts and gatherer of Canadian
history - Peel County would become the focus of his historical research. In
1931, Perkins Bull began to document pioneer life in the county, preserving
the recollections of the last of those who had experienced the period first
hand. He would go on to write numerous published volumes on Peel's cultural
and natural history and gather an impressive collection of Canadian art,
artifacts, written records and oral recollections. Much of his collection is
now cared for by the Peel Heritage Complex in Brampton, which is amalgamating
items that were dispersed to different archives and universities following his
death in 1948.
    The Ontario Heritage Trust's Provincial Plaque Program commemorates
significant people, places and events in Ontario's history. Since 1953, over
1,200 provincial plaques have been unveiled.

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