“Philemon Wright” with the GTHS


The Goulbourn Township Historical Society is pleased to present “Philemon Wright” by Richard Henderson on April 28th at the Stittsville Library.

Vice-President, Shaun Peppy, has invited his friend Richard Henderson, 4x great grandson of Philemon Wright, to speak about his ancestor. Mr. Wright arrived in Gatineau in 1800 and established the first permanent settlement in the Ottawa Valley. He was an industrious businessman, and 200 years ago, provided most of the provisions for the newly formed Richmond. Richard, a career educator has also written a book, “Walking in the Footsteps of Philemon Wright”.


To find out more about Philemon Wright’s endeavours, I encourage residents to come out to the Stittsville Library for this presentation starting at 1:30 PM. The parking is free and refreshments will be served.