Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost 1922-1963

Author: 
Feltham, Sherri
Category: 
Date: 
1993
Location: 
Library Shelves
Reference: 
TPB-565
Collection: 
Source: 
U-Links
Abstract: 

The paper examines the development and preservation of Ontario's first Red Cross Outpost at Wilberforce. In outlining the history of the Outpost, it highlights the strength of the individuals in the region and their collective commitment to the Outpost that has become a symbol of their unity. For 30 years, the determination of the community and the skills and independence of the serving nurses kept the Outpost in operation. Covering the vast terrain between Bancroft to the east and Haliburton Village to the west, the Outpost nurse provided her services and, in turn, created a unique bioregion. The work of some of these individuals is reflected in personal reminiscences.

The paper concludes with a description of the work of the Wilberforce community and surrounding area in preserving the historical building as a museum once its days of operation were over.