In 2019 The Port Hope Fair will help to celebrate the anniversary of The 225th Wheat Harvest (1794-2019) of early land in Ontario yielding wheat crops and the history of Ontario agriculture with the first harvest of wheat in the former Township of Hope in 1794.
To commemorate this significant event there will be a variety of events taking place throughout 2019 commencing with the following local history talks
January 19th – George Parker to speak on “From Forest to Farmland” including treaty signing and how surveyors marked out lots as settlers were arriving and were in need of land (Port Hope Library,31 Queen Street, Port Hope at 2pm)
February 23rd – Doris Goheen to speak of Port Hope family history (Port Hope Library, 31 Queen Street, Port Hope at 2pm)
March 23rd – Hope Agricultural Heritage Club to provide info session on early farming (Port Hope Community Hub-Canton Library , 5325 County Road 10 at 10:30am)
April 20, 2019 – Paul Burnham to speak about the history of wheat in the area (Port Hope Library, 31 Queen Street in Port Hope at 2p.m.)