U of G Rural History Expert to Appear on Demolition TV Series


Prof. Catharine Wilson

Prof. Catharine Wilson, Department of History, will appear on a new History Channel series called Salvage Kings on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Salvage Kings follows the work of a Canadian demolition company that attempts to raze old structures quickly while also salvaging historical items.

In Sunday’s episode, Wilson will discuss the historical significance of a major find  made while demolishing an old farm house near Snowball, Ont.

Wilson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and holds the Francis and Ruth Redelmeier Professorship in Rural History.

She studies Canadian rural history, particularly in Ontario, and the history of immigration and settlement, as well as family strategies for maintaining life on the land in the 19th and 20th centuries.