Pioneer Women


Overlooked by posterity, ignored by history...

Pioneer women played an enormous role in the founding of the nation we now know as Canada, but - like Laura - their stories have been overlooked by posterity and ignored by history. Laura's own story came to light much later in her own lifetime, but the lives, stories, and contributions of many other strong and capable pioneer women remain obscure.

Thanks to a generous ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION GRANT obtained by the Friends of Laura Secord, our researchers, contributors, and friends have begun to collect, record, and consolidate some of these stories, to help bring the enormous contributions of pioneer women to light.

The Laura Secord Legacy Trail and its associated interpretive resources will help us share these stories in an active and interactive way with all Canadians.


Watch this space for new information!


Learn about African Canadians (coming soon!)




African Canadians


Overlooked by posterity, ignored by history...

African Canadians played an enormous role in the founding of the nation we now know as Canada, but - like Laura - their stories have been overlooked by posterity and ignored by history. Laura's own story came to light much later in her own lifetime, but the lives, stories, and contributions of many African Canadian leaders, settlers, and pioneers remain obscure.

Thanks to a generous ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION GRANT obtained by the Friends of Laura Secord, our researchers, contributors, and friends have begun to collect, record, and consolidate some of these stories, to help bring the enormous contributions of African Canadian pioneers to light.

The Laura Secord Legacy Trail and its associated interpretive resources will help us share these stories in an active and interactive way with all Canadians.


Watch this space for new information!










Learn about the First Nations (coming soon!)

Overlooked by posterity, ignored by history...

First Nations peoples played an enormous role in the founding of the nation we now know as Canada, but - like Laura - their stories have been overlooked by posterity and ignored by history. Laura's own story came to light much later in her own lifetime, but the lives, stories, and contributions of many First Nations leaders, fighters, allies, and caretakers of the land remain obscure.

Thanks to a generous ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION GRANT obtained by the Friends of Laura Secord, our researchers, contributors, and friends have begun to collect, record, and consolidate some of these stories, to help bring the enormous contributions of First Nations peoples to light.

The Laura Secord Legacy Trail and its associated interpretive resources will help us share these stories in an active and interactive way with all Canadians.


Watch this space for new information!


Learn about Laura

Existing articles:


Secord Genealogy: Some New Research on Laura Ingersoll Secord - David F. Hemmings

More articles to be posted soon!!

Forthcoming articles:

The following topics (and many others!) are being explored by our researchers, contributors, and friends, thanks to a generous ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION GRANT obtained by the Friends of Laura Secord:


  • Secord in Story
    Secord in Song
    Secord and Scouting
    Secord Descendants
    Laura and Commerce
    Secord Silliness: Laura in Comedy and Parody
    The Women Behind Laura's Legacy

    Academic Articles


The only known photograph of Laura Secord, taken near
the end of her life when she was 91 years of age.

(Courtesy McCord Museum, Montreal)
(Irreverence courtesy Caroline McCormick,
disrepectful great-great-great granddaughter!)