Meeting with the Saanich Newcomers’ Club at this National Heritage Site, to discuss the eventful early history of Point Ellice House and its connections to the Work family portrayed in The Chief Factor’s Daughter. This is an ongoing opportunity for Book Clubs; scheduling is flexible. For further details, please use the Contact Form above or “Leave a Comment” on this post.
A “thoroughly enjoyable and interesting read… ”
Meeting with the Victoria Women’s Newcomers group, to discuss the early history of the House and its connections to The Chief Factor’s Daughter.
From the Activities Report of the VWNC’s February newsletter:
On January 16th several VWNC members took part in a very interesting tour of Point Ellice House followed by tea with Vanessa Winn, the author of the historical novel “The Chief Factor’s Daughter” which is based on a few years in the lives of the Work family. Mr Work had Point Ellice House built for his daughter and son-in-law in 1865. This was a unique experience for VWNC. Thank you to Jean Gordon for convening this event.
Listing on the Hudson’s Bay Company heritage website, Learning Centre bibliography. Review coming soon!
I am delighted to be partnering with Point Ellice House museum, to offer book clubs the opportunity to meet at this national heritage site and discuss its connections to characters in The Chief Factor’s Daughter. Learn about the story behind Point Ellice’s first owners! Includes a tour of the House, discussion with the author, and refreshments, all for an introductory cost of $12/person. Please see comments from the first book club in September (Past Events), and use the Contact Form above for more info.
View the museum here: http://www.pointellicehouse.ca/
The Chief Factor’s Daughter is on the reading list of a History seminar at Simon Fraser University.
I am looking forward to meeting the instructor and class in November!