Archive for the ‘Heritage Events’ Category

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Ontario Women’s History Network Conference

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The Ontario Women’s History Network is holding its 22nd annual conference.  This year’s theme, “Women’s Foodways: Enticing Entrees to Women’s History,” includes a visit to the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum on the Friday afternoon, as well as a visit to the  Oxford County Museum School. Among the presenters will be university professors and historic cooks from Fort York, including noted author and food columnist Elizabeth Baird.


Friday, April 5, and Saturday April 6, 2013


Elmhurst Inn and Spa,

415 Harris Street, Ingersoll:

For more information please contact: Gail Cuthbert Brandt at:, or click on the links below.

Conference Poster:

Conference Program:

Conference Registration Form:

Upcoming Heritage Event

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Dunnville District Heritage Association Heritage Day

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Haldimand County Public Library: Dunnville Branch (map)

Contact Info:

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Film Screening of the Coffin Ship Hanna

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The Coffin Ship Hannah is a documentary recounting the extraordinary tale of an Irish coffin ship, the Hannah. In 1849, while carrying Irish immigrants fleeing to Canada from Ireland’s potato famine, the Hannah struck ice off the coast of Newfoundland. The film combines dramatic re-creations of the shipwreck and the heroic survival of some of the passengers, with powerful documentary scenes involving descendants of the passengers and historians’ testimonies. The film was produced in 2011 by Galafilm, in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio-Canada.

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Times: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Film screening at 7 p.m. | Discussion to follow screening at 8:45 p.m.

Location: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse,106 Trinity Street,Toronto (map)

Tickets for this special event are $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation members, and free for children 13 and under.

For more information, or to buy tickets in advance, please visit Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, call 416-327-6997 or email Tickets will also be available at the door.

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Kensington Market Historical Society Inaugural Public Event

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Kensington Market Historical Society is pleased to present two distinguished speakers, each the author of an iconic book on the region: Jean Cochrane, Kensington (Boston Mills Press, 2000), and Rosemary Donegan, Spadina Avenue (Douglas & McIntyre, 1985).

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St. (at Huron), Toronto (map)

Admission to this event is *free*.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please visit the Kensington Market Historical Society’s website for more information:

The  full announcement may be viewed at:

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:

For more information visit the Trent Valley Archives website at:

Want to find out about other Heritage Events around Ontario? Check out the Ontario Heritage Trust website at:

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:

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:  

For more details on this, and other Grey Roots Museum & Archives events, please visit their website:

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.  519-622-2993

  • Nature’s Vibe, 20 Ainslie St N.  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:

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:

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2012


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:

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



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.

FYI: Upcoming Festive Heritage Events

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

So far we have covered plenty of historic and heritage sites that offer a glimpse into early settler, Victorian and even Edwardian Christmas traditions. Today’s festive heritage event covers the Regency period.

Discover how our Regency era ancestors celebrated the festive season at Todmorden Mills’ Regency Christmas in the Valley.

“Our early 19th-century historic homes are decorated traditionally for the season with real evergreen garlands as well as the “kissing bough” hanging in the Helliwell parlour, complete with apples, candles and mistletoe. Sample period festive desserts such as “Whim-Wham” and “Hedgehog Tipsy Cake.” Families can make Regency-style Christmas decorations as a take-home craft.”

Adults $5.31; Children $2; Youth/Seniors $3 (plus tax).

Dates & Times:

  • Sunday, December 9th, 16th, and 23rd, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Monday, December 24th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 27th to Sunday, December 30th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Monday, December 31st, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 6th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road, Bottom of Pottery Road, East of the Bayview Extension, West of Broadview Avenue. (map)

Contact Info:

Phone: 416-396-2819


Holiday Treats from the Past

As part of their Cast Iron Chef historic workshop series, Todmorden Mills is giving you the opportunity to create some of your own Regency era Christmas goodies.

“Prepare and sample tasty Christmas treats on the open-hearth of our Regency Cottage. Based upon authentic 19th-century recipes, these treats will surprise and delight the contemporary palate!”

Pre-registration is required. Adult: $20; Children over 8 years: $15 (plus tax).

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road, Bottom of Pottery Road, East of the Bayview Extension, West of Broadview Avenue. (map)

Contact Info:

Phone: 416-396-2819