Archive for September, 2012

Heritage Events for the Weekend of: Sept 29, 2012

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Looking for something to do in the Newmarket area this weekend?  Check out the Elman W. Campbell Museum’s Rebel Heartland 1837 Event.  The south end of Fairy Lake Park will be transformed into a 19th century military encampment, and later in the afternoon, there will be a reenactment of the Battle of Montgomery’s Tavern.

Adding to the festivities will be wagon rides and performances by Scottish country dancers and the Newmarket Citizens Band.  2012 marks the 175th Anniversary of the Rebellion, so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime commemoration!

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Fairy Lake Park (Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area), Newmarket

Click on the link for more details and contact information: http://www.newmarket.ca/en/elmanw.campbellmuseum.asp

Heritage Photo of the Day

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Today’s Heritage Photo is in honour of British Home Child Day

British Home Children bound for Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notice for Halton/Peel Branch Meeting

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Oakville Public Library, (second floor auditorium), 20 Navy Street, Oakville

Topic: “Redcoated Ploughboys, A History of the Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia, 1813-1815.”

Speaker: Richard Feltoe, noted Author, Reenactor, Museum Curator and Archivist for the Redpath Sugar Company.

Contact Info: http://www.halinet.on.ca/sigs/ogshp/

Notice for Essex Branch Meeting

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Windsor Public Library, lower level, 850 Ouellette Ave., Windsor 

Topic: “Ask the Genealogist”

Bring your questions and get assistance and direction for your research from local OGS members.

Admission is Free.

All Welcome.

Contact Info: www.ogs.on.ca/essex

Reminder: September 28th is British Home Child Day in Ontario

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Upper Canada Village is the place to be for British Home Child events over the next few days. This year the event will look at the role of William Quarrier who created a “Children’s Village” in Renfrewshire Scotland to assist orphans and destitute young people. In addition to displays, exhibits, speakers, vignettes and the popular story-telling in Christ Church at the Village there are a number of authors who will be present at the 1st Anniversary British Home Child Day In Ontario. These include Penny Draper author of “Day of the Cyclone”, Sandra Joyce, author of “Street Arab – A British Home Child Story” and Beryl Young who wrote the book “Charlie” which was based on her father’s experience as a British Home Child who was placed in Inkerman, Ontario. As was the case last year, the day will end with a British Home Child Day Dinner at Willard’s Hotel which will be by advance reservation only.

New this year will be a British Home Child Day in Ontario Symposium/Information Session which will be held on September 29, 2012 at the South Stormont Township Hall in Long Sault. This event will begin at 9:30 am with registration and coffee followed by a day full of exhibits, displays, speakers and research information. Cost for attendance at this event is $10.00 which includes refreshments and attendance at the event.

For further information on the events of September 28 and September 29, please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Goddard at 613 938 2455 or by email at carol.goddard@sympatico.ca, Jim Brownell at  jim.brownell@yahoo.ca or Tom Brownell at, tomnfaye@sympatico.ca.

Please click here for a schedule of British Home Child Events at Upper Canada Village

Heritage Photo of the Day

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Roadside Butter Market, c. 1900, in Mallow, Cork, Ireland.

Mallow roadside butter market, c.1900, Cork, Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heritage Picture of the Day

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Kingston, Ontario, 1903

Kingston, Ontario, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notice for Brant County Branch Fall Workshop

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Date: October 27, 2012

Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Brant County Branch Library and Smokey Hollow Estates, 118 Powerline Rd., Brantford

Topic: Fall Workshop

Morning Session:  Zig Misiak speaks about “Six Nations in the War of 1812.”

Afternoon Session: 1 – 4 pm, Using Computers in your Research with John Sietsma

Pricing:

$25.00, including lunch, if you register by October 24th!

$30.00 at the door + $5.00 for lunch

Contact Info: brantogs@bellnet.ca

Heritage Events for the Weekend of: September 29, 2012

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

This is going to take some planning!  There are 17 Doors Open events happening this weekend across the province, from Ajax to Windsor.  To find your area, follow this link to the Doors Open home page:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/

 

Heritage Photo of the Day

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Hand loom weavers towards the end of the 19th century, producing Chenille Axminster carpets.  Templeton’s Tullis St. factory, Glasgow.

Templeton's Tullis St. factory, Glasgow.  Hand loom weavers towards the end of the19th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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