Captain Vince's Graduation Cache
In Ontario, Canada
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Captain Vince's Graduation Cache
The cache was created to mark the graduation (Cum Laude) of our son Vincent from the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.
King City Seconday School is where he did his preactice teaching. The cache is located in King City to mark this event.
It also located at this spot to reflect his love of teaching and of history.
Formerly known as the Kinghorn Museum, the King Township Museum is a cache of artifacts and historic buildings designed to educate the public about the history of King City.
The museum is housed, for the most part, in the old Kinghorn school, a building with an interesting history beginning with its construction in 1861. The building was expanded many times up until the 1960s, so its very architecture is a testament to local growth and development. What began as a one-room schoolhouse is now a museum, since its conversion in the late 1970s.
Other buildings on the site include the King Railway Station and the King Christian Church. Ontario's oldest surviving railway station, the King station served as a stop on the rail line that linked Toronto to Lake Simcoe, remaining active from its opening in 1853 to its closing in 1967.
Since then, it occupied space first at the Kortright Centre and then at Black Creek Pioneer Village, before finally coming to rest in its permanent place at King Township Museum.
The King Christian Church was built in 1851, and will be especially interesting to those who have visited the Sharon Temple in East Gwillimbury. Like the Temple, the church was built by the Children of Peace, a local Quaker sect. The church served the community for 80 years until being converted into a Baptist church in 1931. The church closed in 1978, and in 1982 it was brought to the King Township Museum.
With a collection of over 1800 artifacts, the museum has plenty to offer curious visitors. Artifacts range from household items and books to tools and clothing, making local history come alive.
Perhaps the most interesting artifact at the facility is the 32-ton dredge that was used to clear canals in the Holland Marsh. This and many other pieces make the museum's collection a true treasure, intimately connecting visitors with the past. (Sourece:http://www.yorkregion.com/whatson/attractions/article/34558)
The cache is located in King City, but not at, the King City Secondary School, where Vincent did his practice teaching.
The cache also reflects Vincent's love of history and his appreciation of those that came before us. As an avid Catan player, those familiar with the game will understand the significance of the cache being placed in a location dealing with the history of settlers.
There is plenty of parking near the cache.
The cache is located within view of a piece of imaginative equipment that stands as a testimony to the fertile mind, and why it is so important to educate our children so that they may bring forth inventions of their own to meet the challenges of the new century
There are muggles around, but fewer in the the evening and mid-day.
The cache is in a clear canister tucked inside a camoflaged neoprene sack.
Initially placed inside the cache is a logbook, pencil and Canadian Flags.
If you take a flag, please leave a flag or a pin in its place.
To initiate the cache there is the Captain Vince travel bug.
His mission is to travel the world, collecting stories and pictures. Please post his adventures and pictures when you find him. Hopefully one day he will return home to Vincent.
For more information on King Township Museum
For more information on King City Secondary School
For more information on the oldest bi-lingual university in North America - University of Ottawa
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Last Updated: on 10/8/2014 4:40:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:40 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum