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Drawing Room, Etherington House
Founder Agnes Etherington
Picnic at Fettercairn hosted by Agnes Etherington, around 1917 Photo: Private Collection
WWI Soldiers holding a Fettercairn banner on Richardson Island
Saturday 14 October 2017
2:30–4 pm

Joan Delaney and Bob Butcher, local Chaffey’s Lock historians, and Alicia Boutilier, Chief Curator of the Agnes, will explore the fascinating legacy of Agnes Etherington in a pair of talks about two houses: Fettercairn and Etherington House. Learn about Etherington’s life at Chaffey’s Lock and the hospital that she established at Fettercairn, the family cottage on Richardson Island in Indian Lake, for WWI soldiers returning with what was then called “shell-shock.” Also learn about Etherington’s home in Kingston, the seat of her artistic philanthropy, and the ways in which her aesthetics informed her surroundings.

Refreshments follow.

Other events that Celebrate 60 include:
Shaken, Not Stirred: 60th Anniversary Gala
Make Art Like It’s 1957
Homecoming and Anniversary Weekend Features
100 Years of Art
Distinguished Lecturer: Eric Jan Sluijter