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NEWS RELEASE              For release Aug. 3, 2007

You can take part in celebrating Southampton cottage life

Southampton, Ont., Aug. 3, 2007 -- Ah, that summertime getaway by the lake! Going to the cottage has a long history in Southampton, dating back into the 19th century ... and it's a history which needs preserving, says a newly-formed group of volunteers in Southampton.

Their just-launched "Cottage Life" project is part of Southampton's 150th anniversary celebrations. The project is being undertaken with the cooperation of the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

Coordinator Bob Miller invites people to take part in the "Cottage Life" project. They can send in historical documents and photos of cottages (including their own), and share their stories of the joys (and headaches) of cottage life. The material will be used for an exhibition celebrating cottage life in Southampton, presented at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre during the summer of 2008.

Bob's group is also planning to organize tours of some of the oldest cottages during the anniversary celebrations on August 14-17, 2008.

For more information and to contribute material, contact any of the following:

Volunteer Group
Bob Miller, 201 Lambert Lane, 797-3482
Margaret Large-Cardoso, 66 Chantry View, 797-3797
Elizabeth Scott, 197 Burns Lane, 797-2939
Jane Kramer, 121 Palmerston St., 797-2601

Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
Ann-Marie Collins, Archival Assistant, 797-2080

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Media Enquiries: Bob Miller, 519-797-3482,



  2008 marks 150 years since Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858. For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see

  For a complete list of 150th anniversary events, pick up the Events Flyer at the Chamber of Commerce and at various locations around Southampton, or see

  See the summary of 150 years of Southampton history (1816 to 1993) at

  The people on the 150th Anniversary organizing committee are listed at

  News releases are listed at

  Just printed ... a commemorative 16-month calendar titled Southampton, Then and Now, which uses photos and historical captions to contrast how the town used to look with how it looks today. Copies of the 36-page calendar are $20 each at selected stores in Southampton, listed at

Southampton 150th Anniversary Committee
Box 1133, Southampton ON N0H 2L0
Duncan McCallum, 519-797-2043

The Southampton 150th Anniversary Committee is a sub-committee of the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. As a steering committee, it works closely with local groups and organizations, which run their own anniversary events and projects as part of, or in addition to, their regular programs.

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Box 1133, Southampton ON N0H 2L0
Media Enquiries: Duncan McCallum, 519-797-2043
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