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Join author, Gwen Tuinman, as she digs into the past for details that form the bedrock of her novels and short stories.

The Wellspring Podcast Gwen Tuinman

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Join author, Gwen Tuinman, as she digs into the past for details that form the bedrock of her novels and short stories.

    Unwed Mothers and Maternity Home History

    Unwed Mothers and Maternity Home History

    Unwed Mothers and Maternity Home History is a research piece I wrote in 2015 as I worked on my recently released novel, The Last Hoffman. A character is in trouble. She is pregnant, young and unmarried. Should she raise the baby? Should she give it up to a childless couple?

    • 7 min
    Tintype Photography with Stephen Brûlé

    Tintype Photography with Stephen Brûlé

    Stephen Brûlé is a photographic artist specializing in tin type photography. We recently chatted about photography, creativity and olden days. He shared fascinating details that will find their way into my writing.

    • 29 min
    Part 2: The War of 1812 with Historical Author, Tom Taylor and Lynde House Museum Curator, Monica Effenberger

    Part 2: The War of 1812 with Historical Author, Tom Taylor and Lynde House Museum Curator, Monica Effenberger

    Historical Author, Tom Taylor, and Lynde House Museum curator, Monica Effenberger discuss The War of 1812 and the legend of Canada's hero, General Isaac Brock.

    • 32 min
    Part 1: The War of 1812 with Historical Author Tom Taylor & Lynde House Museum Curator, Monica Effenberger

    Part 1: The War of 1812 with Historical Author Tom Taylor & Lynde House Museum Curator, Monica Effenberger

    Historical author, Tom Taylor and Lynde House Museum curator, Monica Effenberger discuss the War of 1812, General Isaac Brock, and the Lynde family's contribution to the war effort. (Part 1)

    • 25 min
    How Settlers Cleared Their Land

    How Settlers Cleared Their Land

    Pioneer settlers worked hard to clear trees from the land so they could grow crops. Logging bees and stumping bees plus fire and blasting powder helped.
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    • 12 min
    Julie Oakes: Historical Culinary Expert– Part 2

    Julie Oakes: Historical Culinary Expert– Part 2

    Julie Oakes regails us with bees, marmalade, and her favourite temperance activist from the 1800s.

    • 14 min

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