Posts Tagged ‘heritage event’

FYI: Trent Valley Archives Event: Archives in Your Attic

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Do you have old postcards, photographs or letters in your home or cottage? During Heritage Week, the Trent Valley Archives will host an event to which you can bring old newspapers, books and memorabilia such as military and commercial collectibles. This is your chance to learn more about what makes these items worth saving. Specialists will give advice on how to preserve these documents and to ensure their long-term usefulness and attractiveness.

Date: Monday, February 18, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Trent Valley Archives, 567 Carnegie Avenue, Peterborough (map)

Making a reservation is recommended by calling 705-745-4404 or emailing Heather at: admin@trentvalleyarchives.com.

For more information visit the Trent Valley Archives website at: http://www.trentvalleyarchives.com/

Want to find out about other Heritage Events around Ontario? Check out the Ontario Heritage Trust website at: http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Home.aspx

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Genealogy Fair at the Westmount Branch, London Public Library

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The Westmount branch of the London Public Library is hosting a Genealogy Fair in honour of Heritage Week.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Time: 9:00 am -5:00 pm

Location: London Public Library, Westmount Branch, 3200 Wonderland Rd. S. London (map)

Free Drop in. No registration required

Contact Info:

Telephone: 519-661-4600 or visit their website at: http://catalogue.londonpubliclibrary.ca/record=g1003759&searchscope=19&SORT2=R

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Grey County Black History Event with Northern Terminus Journal Vol. 10 Release

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The Emancipation Festival presents the Grey County Black History Event at Grey Roots. Speakers have been selected to share highlights of Black History in Grey County. Everyone is welcome to attend this day of shared learning, historical enquiry and music. Volume 10 of Northern Terminus: The African-Canadian History Journal is also being launched. Copies of Volume 10 and earlier volumes will be available to buy.

Date: February 23, 2013

Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Grey Roots Museum & Archives, 102599 Grey Road 18, RR 4, Owen Sound (map)

Admission to the event is $25, and includes lunch and other refreshments. Make cheque payable to Black History Event and mail with your registration form by Feb. 13, 2013* to:

(Mrs.) Terri Jackson

1161 12th Ave. E.

Owen Sound, ON

N4K 6N3

*Registrations received after Feb. 13, 2013 and at the door are likely to be accepted, but advance registration is requested to provide for lunch.

Click here for a link to registration form and here for access to the downloadable program.

Contact information for this event: Terri Jackson at: smallfurryboots60@hotmail.com  

For more details on this, and other Grey Roots Museum & Archives events, please visit their website: http://www.greyroots.com/programs-events/events/?I=4069

Celebrate Twelfth Night!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Seasonal celebrations don’t have to come to a screeching halt on January 1st!  Extend the festive merriment by celebrating Twelfth Night.  Our first Twelfth Night event is in Cambridge, Ontario. 

Twelfth Night, An Ancient Midwinter Celebration

The Mill Race Folk Society and the City of Cambridge have joined forces to present an evening of midwinter revelry.  Highlights include, traditional English folk dances from Orange Peel Morris, Oakville Ale & Sword Dancers, and Wolf at the Door Molly Dancers.  There will also be a traditional Cornish Mummers play, St. George and the Dragon.

Tickets are only $15 and will be available at the door. HOWEVER, the event regularly sells out so it is better to purchase tickets beforehand. Advance tickets are available at:

  • Cambridge City Hall & the Cambridge Centre for the Arts ( 50 & 60 Dickson St) 519-740-4681 ext. 4565

  • Grand River Books 70 Dickson Street 519-624-9842

  • The Best of British (in the Southworks Outlet Mall), 64 Grand Ave S. www.bestofbritish.ca  519-622-2993

  • Nature’s Vibe, 20 Ainslie St N. www.naturesvibe.ca  519-622-0770

  • The British (United Kingdom) Club 519-623-6580

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The United Kingdom Club of Cambridge, 35 International Village Drive, Cambridge (map)

Contact Info: http://www.millracefolksociety.com/mrEvents.shtml#tn

Twelfth Night Dance Party

Enjoy an evening of Regency era revelry at JaneAustinDancing’s Twelfth Night Dance Party:

“Step into the atmosphere of times gone by. Explore the holiday customs of Old England — dance by the fire to traditional live music, enjoy a delicious supper and seasonal treats, play games and tour this fascinating historic Inn by candlelight, in all its festive decorations.”

Tickets $50 (Seniors/Students $40)

Space is limited — be sure to register early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets and event details available at: JaneAustenDancing.ca

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2012

Times:

Workshop at 4:30 p.m.

Cold Supper at 6 p.m.

Ball at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Historic Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto (map)

Contact Info: 12thNightDance@gmail.com

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event at Mackenzie House

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Mackenzie House marks the 175th anniversary of the Upper Canada Rebellion with the presentation of Fight and Flight! – A Rebel Evening of Music, Storytelling and a new Exhibit.

“December marks the 175th anniversary of the Upper Canadian Rebellion. This date saw the defeat of the rebels at Montgomery’s Tavern. Join us and listen to the rousing music of Canadian singer-songwriter Mike Ford and the suspenseful tale of Mackenzie’s escape from Toronto. Enjoy warm cider and baked treats.”

Pre-registration is required $22.50 plus tax.

Date: Friday, December 7, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Mackenzie House, 82 Bond Street, Toronto. (map)

Contact Info:
Phone: 416-392-6915

email: machouse@toronto.ca

Exhibit

While you are enjoying the evening of Rebel Music and Storytelling, don’t forget to check Mackenzie House’s new exhibit, Road to Rebellion:

“This new exhibit examines the personalities on both sides of the conflict: Sir Francis Bond Head’s government, determined to preserve the status quo; William Lyon Mackenzie and the Reformers, equally determined to force change. Over twenty years after the War of 1812 had ended, what defined a Canadian patriot? Was it unswerving loyalty to England – or striving for a more independent Canada?”

Included with admission.

Exhibit opens on December 7th.

Heritage Event for: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The Oakville Historical Society is holding its last Public Speaker Night of the year this Wednesday.  The topic for this final event is, “Alice’s Journey – A Personal Story of One Girl’s Journey from the Dr. Barnardo’s Homes to Canada,” as told by Alice’s daughter, Elaine Guther:

“The S.S. Scandinavian, with her precious cargo – Britain’s young children from the DR. BARNARDO’S HOMES cross the Atlantic on their way to Canada….. ALICE was on her way …..but would it be to “Wonderland”? “

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: St. John’s United Church, Dunn & Randall St., Oakville (map)

Admission Free. Refreshments Served

Contact Info:

Phone: 905-844-2695

website: www.oakvillehistory.org

Upcoming Heritage Event at Lambton Room Archives: British Home Child Presentation & Reading

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St., S, Sarnia (map)

Join Canadian author Sandra Joyce as she discusses the plight of the British Home Child and her personal connection. Her novel, The Street Arab, is based on her father’s life, a home boy sent to Canada from Scotland in 1925. A question and answer period will follow.

Admission is free.

Contact Info: http://www.lclmg.org/lclmg/Museums/LambtonRoom/tabid/110/Default.aspx

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Upcoming Heritage Event for November 8, 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The University of Toronto’s Celtic Studies Department is hosting another of their Celtic Studies Speaker events.

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Charbonnel Lounge, St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto ON M5S 1J4 (map)

Topic: “Irish Women in 18th Century Newfoundland”

Speaker: Willeen Keough, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

Admission is Free.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

Contact Info:

celtic.studies@utoronto.ca

phone: 416-926-7145

This series is made possible by the generosity of a grant from The Irish Cultural Society of Toronto.

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event in Mississauga, Genealogy Day at the Grange

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The Halton-Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and Heritage Mississauga invite you to attend a Genealogy Workshop.

Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: The Grange, 1921 Dundas Street West, Mississauga (map)

Workshop: “Breaking down the walls”

Guest Speakers:  Co-Star of television’s “Ancestors in the Attic,” Fawne Stratford-Devai, and noted Halton-Peel OGS genealogists Dorothy Kew and Jane Watt.

Registration fee: $10 (must be pre-paid to reserve your spot).

Please note, you must make your own accommodations for lunch.

For more information or to reserve space, please contact Heritage Mississauga at 905-828-8411 ext.0

or email info@heritagemississauga.org

Website: http://www.heritagemississauga.com/promo/Genealogy-Workshop

Space is limited so reserve your spot now!

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event for Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The Waterdown East-Flamborough Heritage Society’s 22nd Annual Book Fair and Seminar is fast approaching.

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Times: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, the Seminar begins at 10: 30 am.

Location: Fellowship Hall, St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown  (Map to Book Fair)

Seminar Topic: “The Importance of the Battle of Stoney Creek.”

Speaker: James E. Elliott, author of Strange Fatality: The Battle of Stoney Creek.

Admission for the Seminar is $5.  Reservations will be taken up to November 5th.  Fee payable at the Door.

For more information on the Book Sale, Seminar, and placing your reservation, you may Contact the WEFHS by:

Email: wefhs@hpl.ca

Phone: 905-540-5161

website: www.wefhs.myhamilton.ca