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Friends of the South Grey Museum Speaker Series 2022: Peter Meyler, “The Turbulent Life of John ‘Daddy’ Hall”

September 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The Friends of the South Grey Museum invite you to the Speakers Series 2022, developed and hosted by Barry Penhale. As someone with an interest in the Museum and its programs, you know how much we have all missed many activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our series of talks. We decided to welcome our supporters back to a virtual series for 2022, offered as webinars via Zoom with another eight programs, occurring as usual on the third Wednesday of each month, April to November, at 7:00 pm.

The Museum being no longer available as a host site, and with the continuing threat of COVID, going virtual was the obvious solution. Moving to a virtual delivery brings with it some additional costs, so we have made this a subscription series, but we’ve kept the usual at-the-door cost as a household fee of $10 per session. We are grateful to the Municipality of Grey Highlands for continuing their support for the presenters.

Peter Meyler loves discovering our untold histories. His research has led to two books, many articles, and numerous presentations. The co-author of A Stolen Life: Searching for Richard Pierpoint and editor of Broken Shackles: Old Man Henson from Slavery to Freedom, Peter has uncovered historic information on a number of remarkable Black Canadians, including John “Daddy” Hall, Sophia Burthen, Lemuel Brown, and Larry Gains. Today’s presentation features John Daddy Hall of Owen Sound. It is said Daddy Hall had 21 children and six wives over his 118-year life.

But this isn’t the most remarkable things about him. Discover this African-Ojibwa warrior, Tecumseh scout, Kentucky slave, Black militiaman, and Grey County resident. Daddy Hall is a man who fought in the War of 1812 was captured and taken into slavery — a man who escaped, came back home, and struggled to make a place for himself in Canadian society.

Many Sessions, Your Choice

Hoping you will join us for another exciting series, this time from the comfort of your home, no uncomfortable folding chairs, and no expenditure on gasoline!

Choose which parts of the series you prefer.  Visit our web site for in-depth descriptions of The Sessions.

Full Series of all eight sessions monthly April to November
with one free session discount
for $70

Half Series of four sessions monthly April to July
for $40

Half Series of four sessions monthly August to November
for $40


Buy $70 Full Series (8 sessions) April to November

Buy $40 Half Series (4 sessions) April to July

Buy $40 Half Series (4 sessions) August to November