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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Friends of Fort George gather for book signing
Richard Merritt, a co-author of “Fort George: A History,” signs a copy of the book. (JULIA SACCO)

It’s an effort four years in the making.

On Sunday, the Friends of Fort George hosted a book signing for “Fort George: A History,” which highlights the story of the national historic site, in the past and today.

The book was co-written by multiple members of the Friends of Fort George, including its president Tony Chisholm, who signed copies outside of the Fort George Gift Shop.

“It’s the first complete history of Fort George, and that’s what makes it special,” Chisholm said.

The book was released last November and since then, Chisholm estimates they have sold around 300 copies.

Joseph Last, a retired archaeologist, was able to put together a never-before-seen account of the archaeology done on the site. 

“It contains a lot of new information that’s never been published before,” said Chisholm. 

To get your hands on a copy of your own, visit Fort George, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum, or the Friends of Fort George website at friendsoffortgeorge.ca.

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