Archive for October, 2012

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Events

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

As part of their Special and Distinguished Speakers Series, the Humanities Research Group at the University of Windsor has 3 outstanding lectures coming up in early November:

1.

  • Topic: Tecumseh and the Quest for a Native Homeland
  • Speaker: Author and Historian, Sandy Antal
  • Topic: The Impact of the War of 1812 on the Native Tribes, particularly on the Moravian Delaware of Fairfield.
  • Speaker: Daryl Stonefish, Member of the Moravian Tribe
  • Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
  • Time: 4:00pm
  • Location: McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall and Conference Centre (Map)

2.

  • Topic: The Civil War of 1812 in the Detroit River Valley
  • Speaker: Alan Taylor, University of California Davis
  • Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Freed Orman Centre, Assumption University Building (Map)

3.

  • Topic: Constitutions: the Struggle for North America during the 1780s and 1790s
  • Speaker: Alan Taylor, University of California Davis
  • Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Freed Orman Centre, Assumption University Building (Map)

Contact Information:

Yvette Bulmer

ymebulm@uwindsor.ca

(519)253-3000 ext.3508

For complete information on these and other University of Windsor lectures and events, please consult their website: http://www.uwindsor.ca/hrg/ 

You will find the Upcoming Events Calendar on the bottom right of the page.

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

Heritage Photo of the Day

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Today’s Heritage Photo is from Ireland:

Spinning and carding wool outside a thatched cottage, c.1900

Walking wheel outside of thatched cottage, c.1900, Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event for York Regency Society

Friday, October 19th, 2012

On November 25th, the York Regency Society is hosting another event at Toronto’s First Post Office.  This will feature a Christmas Card Party, Lecture and Tea.  The topic for this month’s lecture is, “An introduction to the Regency: what is it, and why does it matter?” by Karen Millyard. 

Admission for the lecture, meeting, card-writing party and holiday tea on November 25 is $20. This event is open to the general public: you do not need to be a member of the YRS to attend. However, space is limited, and York Regency Society members do receive priority. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time; please book early to prevent disappointment.

For more details on the Christmas Card Party, Lecture, Tea and how to obtain tickets, follow this link to the DanceWeavers website.

The last York Regency Society event sold out, so if you are interested in attending this event, check it out sooner rather than later.

Heritage Photo of the Day

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Today’s Heritage Photo is from Iceland:

Fish washing indoors. Reykjavík. 1911

Fish washing indoors. Reykjavík. 1911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Cornell University Library

Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Date: Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Hamilton Room, Hamilton Main Public Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Topic: British Army in Canada pre-1914 Records

Speaker: Glenn Wright

Brief Overview: Information on early British Military records from the 18th century up to the start of WWl

Contact Info: http://www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton/

Heritage Photo of the Day

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Today’s photo is of:

Nurse visiting a family on Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal, c.1910.

Nurse visiting a family on Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal, c.1910 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library Ireland

Heritage Photo of the Day

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Today’s heritage photo is of:

Fish Market, Galway, c.1900

Fish Market, Galway, c.1900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland

Heritage Photo of the Day

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Today’s heritage photo is of:

Paddy’s Market, Cork City, Ireland, c.1900

Paddy's Market, Cork City, Ireland, c.1900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

National Library of Ireland

Heritage Event for the Week of: October 15, 2012

Monday, October 15th, 2012

If you are looking for something to do in the Oakville area this Wednesday night, the Oakville Historical Society is hosting another of their Speaker Series events:

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: St John’s United Church at Dunn and Randall. Enter by the Randall St. entrance.

Topic: “Red Coated Ploughboys – the Volunteer Battalion of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada” and “A Call to Arms – the War of 1812″

Speaker: Richard Feltoe, living historian enactor and author.

Contact Info: http://www.oakvillehistory.org/index.htm