Ontario Visual Heritage Project


Simcoe's Plan

War of 1812


Baldoon Mystery

A Place of Refuge


Elgin Settlement

Talbot Road

Bothwell's Boom

Civil War


Buxton National Historic Site

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Black Mecca

Chatham-Kent Museum

Wallaceburg Museum

Throughout its diverse and rich history Chatham-Kent has stood as a place of refuge for those who had nowhere to go. The Baldoon settlers, the Moravians, and fugitive slaves all found Chatham-Kent to be a place of innovation and cooperation.

Chatham-Kent is a place where great minds came together to try and create a Utopian world.  It is a place that is, even today, culturally unique and deserves to be regarded with pride.




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