Conference on Captain Francis Brown

Madison Carmichael, returning intern at the Oakville Historical Society, will introduce Captain Francis Brown.

If you’ve walked down Trafalgar Road, you’ve probably noticed this unusual house just south of Lawson Street. Built in 1874, this house – like many old Oakville homes – has a history, and it’s fascinating. It was first built and manned by Captain Francis J. Brown, who was many things throughout his life, but above all was a master sailor.

During her internship at the OHS, Madison studied the distant life of Captain Brown as she took him along the Great Lakes, up the Niger River and throughout the Sea of ​​Japan. at the end of the 19th century and worked to produce a video to share this interesting story with the wider community.

Join Madison for insight into the Captain’s Voyages as she walks you through the process of uncovering this interesting story and making a video about it (and for a little insight too!)

Madison Carmichael graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Museum Studies and holds both a B.Ed. and BAH from Queen’s University. She first fell into the world of heritage and museum work at the age of sixteen and spent a summer as a co-op student at her local museum, and she never looked back. .

Madison has been an intern and volunteer with the OHS since 2020. She has cataloged all kinds of archival material and she helped produce the World War II banners displayed last November in George’s Square; but this was his first crack at a video!

Angela C. Hale