MA Public History Students Hit Black Gold

On Friday, October 4 th, the sun, warmth and fabulous autumn colours of Lambton County provided a perfect setting for a day-trip to the village of Oil Springs for the graduate students in the MA Public History Program.  Through the kind support of Charlie Fairbank, President of Fairbank Oil Properties Limited, the students and the Program’s Acting Director Mike Dove were able to step back in time to the days of Canada’s oil pioneers.  The Oil Heritage District is home to both the Oil Museum of Canada and the oldest oil fields in North America.