A founding father find

Patti Castro Evaristo and Lisa Crosbie-Larmon with the Morris plaque in Perth, Ontario.

Patti Castro Evaristo and proud Perthite Lisa Crosbie-Larmon pose with the Morris plaque in Perth, Ontario.

Queen’s Human Resources staff members Lisa Crosbie-Larmon and Patti Castro Evaristo tracked down the plaque commemorating Queen’s and the Town of Perth’s shared founding father, William Morris, before dashing off to race in the recent Perth Guinness World Record Kilt Run

William Morris helped to establish the Perth Military Settlement in 1816 and was the first chair of Queen’s Board of Trustees. He was a leading force in the founding of Queen’s College in 1840 and securing its royal charter in 1841.

The first of two identical plaque unveilings commemorating Queen’s 175th and Perth’s 200th anniversaries took place at the corner of Gore and Herriott streets in Perth on May 22. The Queen’s plaque dedication is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2016 outside Morris Hall residence.