BOOK LAUNCH - Mapmaker: Philip Turnor in Rupert's Land in the Age of Enlightenment
Canadian Canoe Museum
910 Monaghan Road
Thursday, November 2
A relative unknown among the early northern explorers, Philip Turnor was the first inland surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company and the man who taught David Thompson and Peter Fidler how to survey. Together with his Indigenous guides, Turnor travelled 15,000 miles by canoe and foot between 1778 and 1792 to produce ten maps--documents which enabled the HBC to expand its territories.
In her search for Turnor's story, author Barbara Mitchell discovers her own ancestry as one of thousands of descendants of Turnor and his Cree wife.
Free admission; all welcome; light refreshments. This event includes a complimentary tour of the Canadian Canoe Museum's exhibits from 5 to 6 pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.