GUELPH – The Guelph Historical Society is hosting a lecture about Guelph’s founding father after its annual general meeting on April 4.
Gil Stelter, a history professor emeritus from the University of Guelph will speak about John Galt, the local Indigenous and the founding of Guelph.
The AGM begins at 7pm and the lecture at 7:30pm at the Guelph Civic Museum.
“This illustrated talk is an exploration of the largely unknown relationship between John Galt and Six Nation’s leader John Brant,” reads a press release from the historical society.
John Brant was the son of the noted Iroquoian leader Joseph Brant, who was an ally to the British after the American Revolution.
“Galt had log been sympathetic to the Six Nations claims that they were allies, not subjects of the British crown. Galt demonstrated that it was possible for colonizers to work together with the local Indigenous communities in the building of new towns like Guelph and Goderich,” the release states.