TRYON – 2014/2015 marks the 250th anniversary of the Samuel Holland Survey of Prince Edward Island.
The Tryon Area Historical Society has a particular interest in celebrating the anniversary at the local level. Lot 28, Holland’s holding on P.E.I., and in particular Tryon, a central community in Lot 28, is where all P.E.I. Hollands can trace their lineage.
A re-union for all Holland descendants is planned at Tryon during the summer of 2015. As preliminary work for this re-union a history circle is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the South Shore United Church in Tryon.
Jack Sorensen, president of the Tryon Area Historical Society, will convene the meeting, and in dialogue with George Dalton, a sixth generation grandson of Samuel Holland, will summarize the work of Holland in British North America, including recent discoveries concerning Holland’s life.
An outline of activities planned for the 250th anniversary will also be presented. This will be followed by a discussion concerning the proposed re-union with a view to organizing a Holland Family Reunion Committee.
A provincial committee, chaired by Dr. David Keenlyside, executive director of the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation, will co-ordinate the 250th anniversary celebration activities.
The South Shore church is located at #85 Route 10 in Tryon. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is by voluntary donation to cover the cost of hosting the event.
For more information, call Dalton at 436-2050, or Jack Sorensen at 658-2009.