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Breaking News: Important Update on KTHS’s History of King Book

It’s been a while since we’ve last updated our King Township and Historical Society (KTHS) donors and members about our History of King book project. As you may recall, we achieved our fundraising goal two years ago and had publicized a projected publication date of Fall 2020 when COVID-19 caught the world by surprise.


We are contacting you today to let you know that The Society and Kelly Mathews have mutually agreed to terminate their Original Contract for a publication on the history of King Township. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for reasons beyond anyone's control, several unexpected realities have made completing the project extremely challenging, to the point where it is now closing on two years past the original scheduled end-date of September 2020. This amicably made decision to mutually terminate the Original Contract enables the Society to pursue other options for the project.


While the decision to mutually terminate the original contract was not what we had hoped for, the good news is that the book project is moving forward under new authorship. We have arrived at a highly agreeable and exciting alternative for two current KTHS members, Ann Love and Sharon Bentley, to help see this project to completion as originally envisioned by the KTHS Board.


Sharon Bentley is the retired Deputy Chief Librarian of King Township Library where she worked for 35 years supporting readers and researchers and has recently spearheaded the intensive project of moving the historical works and timeline for King online for our 50th-anniversary celebrations.


Ann Love is the author of more than 30 published books, many having been nominated for or received awards, including most recently Pandemic Survival: It’s Why You’re Alive  and Rewilding: Giving Nature a Second Chance. Ann is also a long-time resident of King Township.


This talented and experienced writing/research duo has teamed up over the last couple of years to produce several heritage pieces for MOSAiC magazine, including a story on the Schomberg Railroad coming out this June.


They are anxious to get started and we look forward to seeing what they produce. Stay tuned for future updates!

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