Local Authors of Durham Region
Portrait of Lucy Maud Montgomery - Courtesy of the Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library
Portrait of Lucy Maud Montgomery - Courtesy of the Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library Details
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
Three years after she published her first book, Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery married Rev. Ewan Macdonald on July 11, 1911 in Prince Edward Island. Shortly after the union they moved to Leaskdale (present day Uxbridge) so that he could take up a Minister position at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, and had their three children here. She wrote her next eleven books while living in Leaskdale manse, which is now the Lucy Maud Montgomery Leaskdale Manse Museum. Then, in 1926, her and her family moved to the Norval Presbyterian Charge in present day Halton Hills. Her connection to Durham was honoured after her passing when parts of the successful television series Road to Avonlea and the television film Lantern Hill were filmed at the historic Pickering Museum Village.
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