High Water Mark: Thamesville and the Great Flood of 1937

Creator(s): Old Town Hall Museum

In southwestern Ontario lies the small village of Thamesville. Nestled in an idylllic rural setting, this beautiful historic village is unfortunately located only one kilometre north of the shores of the Thames River. Over the years, Thamesville has been a frequent victim of the river's raging floodwaters. The worst in the area's history was the Great Flood of 1937, a catastrophic event still vividly remembered by many of Thamesville's senior citizens. Their recollections of floodwaters sweeping over the small community are included in this Community Stories exhibit.

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