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 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?
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.
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.
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)
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.
Julie Oakes: Historical Culinary Expert– Part 2
Julie Oakes regails us with bees, marmalade, and her favourite temperance activist from the 1800s.