Mikhaila Johnston, Kathryn Muench, Hannah Hutchings, Peter Shuman
The Canada case project was ultimately a life altering experience for the entire Temperance group. The Canada Case project was an innovative way to research a subject, just like a real historian. The experience gave us critical thinking skills, as well as experience the job that people who work at the museum do everyday. The Temperance Group discovered the rich criminal history in Dufferin County when it came to distilleries, as well as also learned about the very large group of Dufferin County citizens who pledged and practiced sobriety in Temperance groups (ie: The Royal Templars of Temperance and The Women’s Christian Temperance Union). This made us curious to discover more despite the lack of documentation of that time period. The experience we felt, although difficult altered our thinking and made us wish to discover more about little history. The Canada Case was highly successful, and the Temperance group takes great pride in their case.