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Curious Curator: July 1941, Cap Chat, Quebec

  Cap-Chat, Quebec was RS McLaughlin’s private fishing camp along the Gaspe Peninsula, a 39-mile stretch along a “salmon river”, which the McLaughlin Family frequented several times a year. It is documented that Cap-Chat was one of RSM’s most favoured locations, and this statement may be accurate, if one takes a look at the murals […]

Curious Curator: Framed Delft Tiles

Most can recognise a delft tile upon looking at one and generally understands its historic link with the Netherlands. That is almost a given with any of the typical blue and white pottery the world has come to identify as Delft. Many will also know that its inception was the Dutch answer to the craze […]

Parkwood & Philanthropy, Then & Now

When reviewing the giving legacy of the McLaughlin Family and their impact on philanthropy in Canadian history one is always in awe of their achievement, a generous achievement, which to date, has not been matched by any other Canadian in terms of donorship.   One of the areas that the family was keen to support was that of child […]