In 2003, a very rare and unusual little volume called, “Minnie Traill or, The Woman of Wentworth” was donated to the collection at Westfield Heritage Village.
Minnie Traill is a play written by W.P. Wood of Ancaster and published by the Hamilton Evening Times in 1871. It is described as a quintessentially Victorian, melodramatic, crazy tale.
The story of Minnie Traill will be presented at Westfield on Sunday at 4 p.m. An adaptation of the play has been written by Westfield historical interpreter Rose Usenica, whose talents and experience as an actor, writer and director make her the perfect person for the task. With several successful productions under her belt, Usenica is directing a combined cast of Westfield interpreters and actors from the Hamilton area who will present a staged reading of Minnie Traill.
For more information, see westfieldheritage.ca or call 519-621-8851. Regular admission prices are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors 65 and older, and $5.50 for children ages 6 to 12 (5 and under are admitted free).