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Notices > Examine the Blacksmithing works of Samuel Lount at the Simcoe County Museum

The Simcoe County Museum will be displaying Blacksmithing works of Samuel Lount until January 2013.

For more information on location and hours go to the Simcoe County Museum website.

A Provincial Historical Plaque at Holland Landing, ON, reads:

Samuel Lount 1791 - 1838

“A martyr of the Rebellion of 1837, Pennsylvanian-born Samuel Lount farmed and operated a smithy near Holland Landing. He was generous with help and advice to new settlers, and from 1834 to 1836 sat as a reformer in the Legislative Assembly. Hoping to expedite social and political change, Lount agreed to command forces in William Lyon Mackenzie’s uprising against the government. When the rebels were soundly defeated on December 7, 1937, Lount attempted to flee the country. He was captured weeks later and convicted of treason along with another prominent rebel, Peter Matthews. Disregarding petitions for pardon bearing thousands of signatures, the authorities hanged the two men at Toronto on April 12, 1838.”

November 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterOABA