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Entertaining the Prince of Wales, Cobourg 1860

Entertaining the Prince of Wales, Cobourg 1860

September 19, 2023

Speaker series: George Parker


At age 18, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, undertook the first Royal Tour to Canada. Among his stops in Canada West were Cobourg, Hiawatha First Nation, Peterborough and Port Hope. The community of Cobourg provided elaborate entertainment for the Prince at the official opening of the architecturally stunning Victoria Hall. George Parker, an expert in Architectural Science, is active in the Cobourg heritage community and will provide a lively account of Cobourg’s reception of the Prince and of controversy that surrounded the Prince’s visit to Canada West.

Tuesday, 19 September, 2023, Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street, 7:30 p.m. All welcome.Harpers Weekly illustration Prince of Wales 1860 tour taken from HathiTrust collection in the Public Domain Aug 2023 filter

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