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Virtual Author Talks with David Yates
March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on March 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Join local author David Yates for two virtual author talks about his latest books, Admiral Henry Wolsey Bayfield and The Time of Our Lives.
Talk about the book Admiral Henry Wolsey Bayfield takes place online on Saturday, Feb. 26, 1:30 p.m. A riveting biography of a remarkable man. Yates brings to life the powerful personality and extraordinary career of Henry Bayfield, taking us on travels through the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and Atlantic coast in small boats on rough waters, through extremes of suffocating heat and bitter cold, clouds of mosquitoes, and barely tolerable living conditions. Out of these journeys came the maps and navigation charts that saved thousands of lives from shipwrecks – carefully crafted by the greatest hydrographic surveyor in Canadian history. This is some story, and it deserves to be remembered. Pre-registration required. Meeting Registration – Zoom
Talk about the book The Time of Our Lives takes place online on Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m. The post-war years in Huron County have been the times of our lives. It was the time of the Baby Boom generation; Canadians had never been more prosperous, healthy, better educated, and confident. The advent of television, pop culture, modern values – all had an influence on Huron County. It was a time of great social and political tensions. Heated debates over temperance and the flag pitted one generation against another. As home to two RCAF stations, the Cold War and threat of nuclear attack provided a backdrop of terror for the generation who came of age in Huron County during our lifetime. The post-war decades were a time of dynamic change when the County was at a crossroads of an older, rural way of life and a modern, affluent, technologically advanced society. Pre-registration required. Meeting Registration – Zoom
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Yates is a retired Huron County secondary school teacher. His award-winning columns about people and events in Huron County’s past have appeared in community newspapers since 2007. He is the author of several popular books on local history, including Out of the Woods, Out of the Blue, and That Freedom Might Survive.