A Rich Past, A Promising Future
June through September 2021
(COVID-19 Restrictions Permitting)
Saturdays , Sundays, Holiday Mondays
10 am – 4 pm
Self-Guided tour brochure and Discovery cards are available whenever St. Alban Centre is open to the public
Photo: Alan Jenner
Guided and Self-Guided Walking Tour of Adolphustown focusing on local United Empire Loyalist places of interest. TIMES & DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER.
This walking tour will take you back in time to June 16th, 1784 when the first Loyalists landed in Ontario at what is now the UEL Heritage Centre & Park. Then your guide will walk you through this quiet hamlet which in the 1800s was a thriving village with a County Courthouse, schools, taverns and numerous other businesses. Today little remains except a few residences, the Town Hall and the former St. Alban’s Church.
Written by Diane Berlet Photographs by Graem Coles
The story of the construction of St. Alban’s, a beautiful Gothic Revival stone Church, in Adolphustown, Ontario. The cornerstone for this Memorial Church was laid in 1884 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing of the United Empire Loyalists at Adolphustown.
To fund the building of St. Alban’s rare encaustic Minton memorial tiles were purchased by UEL descendants to honour their Loyalist ancestors. This book describes the ordering and making of these commemorative tiles in colourful detail.
Photographs and accompanying short biographies of each individual provide the reader with an understanding of the common themes of refugees everywhere throughout time. Dislocation, courage, resilience and endurance. The 64 tile frieze summarizes the lives of many of Upper Canada’s founders who established the values and traditions of their fledgling new country.
Also available for purchase at St. Alban’s Centre or at various local stores.