Archive for November, 2012

FYI: Upcoming Festive Heritage Events

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

As promised, here a few more festive heritage events to help you plan your seasonal activities:

Fanshawe Pioneer Village: Dickens’ Dinner – Cricket on the Hearth  (map)

On November 30, go back in time and spend Christmas in 19th century London.  Enjoy a traditional 19th century Christmas dinner served country-style, followed by an outstanding performance of The Cricket on the Hearth, based on the short story by Charles Dickens.

Tickets $50.00 each Plus booking fees & H.S.T., maximum of 45 tickets per performance

Event Dates:

  • Friday, November 30th
  • Saturday, December 1st
  • Friday December 7th
  • Saturday, December 8th
  • Friday, December 14th
  • Saturday, December 15th

Advance tickets required through Eventbrite.com.  (Click here for access to Eventbrite Registration on Fanshawe Pioneer Village’s website.)

All proceeds support the BIG ON HISTORY! Capital Campaign

Contact Info:

Phone: 519-457-1296

website: http://www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca/

Santa is going to be one busy guy! Beginning on December 1st, families are invited to a Visit with St. Nicholas. Enjoy an all you can eat hot pancake breakfast, followed by a baked gingerbread man to decorate for dessert. Hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon for a beautiful winter ride around the Village and visit a selection of buildings preparing for Christmas. Of course the day wouldn’t be complete without the visit from St. Nicholas himself, who drops by to see each child.

Tickets $12.00/ pp plus HST for anyone over the age of one.

Advance tickets required and being sold through EventBrite.com. (Click here for access to Eventbrite Registration on Fanshawe Pioneer Village’s website.)

Event Dates:

  • Saturday, December 1st
  • Sunday, December 2;
  • Saturday, December 8;
  • Sunday, December 9;
  • Saturday, December 15;
  • Sunday, December 16

Saturday Sittings - 9:30, 11:00, & 1:00 pm

Sunday Sittings – 9:30, 11:00, 12:30 & 2:00 pm

Contact Info:

Phone: 519-457-1296

website: http://www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca/

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Heritage Photo of the Day: November 17, 2012

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Donegal Fisherman, c.1897

Donegal Fisherman, c.1897

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Library of Ireland on the Commons

FYI: Upcoming Festive Heritage Events

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Santa is coming to town and that can only mean one thing: It’s officially the Christmas Season!  Time to put up the lights, dig out the decorations, and of course, enjoy all the festive activities the season has to offer.  Newmarket gets into the spirit this weekend with their annual Santa Claus Parade on November 17th.  This also kicks off the Elman W. Campbell Museum‘s Gallery of Festive Trees. Whether your style is Victorian, Edwardian, or Retro, there’s something to inspire everyone!

The Gallery opens on November 17th, the same day as the Santa Claus parade.  Admission is Free.

Contact Info:

Phone: 905-953-5314

Fax: 905-898-2083

E-mail: elmanmuseum@rogers.com

website: http://www.newmarket.ca/en/elmanw.campbellmuseum.asp

Santa must really like Newmarket because he’s making a return visit.  On December 1st, the Friends of the Museum will be hosting Breakfast with Santa! Admission to this event includes a Continental Breakfast, Photo Opportunity with Santa and Museum admission.

Breakfast will be available at 8:30a.m. and 9:30a.m.

Tickets are $10.00 per person.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

This is a popular event, please make your arrangements early to avoid disappointment.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Contact Info:

Phone: 905-953-5314

Fax: 905-898-2083

E-mail: elmanmuseum@rogers.com

website: http://www.newmarket.ca/en/elmanw.campbellmuseum.asp 

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Eldon House in London is also hosting a few festive events:

Victorian Christmas

Beginning on Saturday, December 1, 2012 and running through to Tuesday, January 1, 2013,
enjoy the sights and scents of the Victorian Christmas tradition. Visit London’s oldest family residence and experience the beautiful holiday decorations of the past. A special Christmas exhibition of family artifacts will be on display upstairs.

Contact Info:

Tel: 519.661.0333

website: http://www.eldonhouse.ca/

Christmas Centre Piece Workshop

On Sunday December 2nd, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the Eldon House Interpretive Centre is holding a Christmas Centre Piece Workshop. Learn how to create a Victorian table centerpiece using nature’s gifts. Take your masterpiece home to decorate that special spot.

Cost: $20 (includes supplies)

Call 519.661.0333 to register.

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We will have more Seasonal events for you tomorrow!

Heritage Photo of the Day: November 16, 2012

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Doing the Stations. Station Island, Lough Derg, Co. Donegal, c.1890

Doing the Stations, Station Island, Lough Derg, Co. Donegal, c.1890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Library of Ireland on the Commons

Heritage Photo of the Day: November 15, 2012

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The village pump, Aberdyfi, Wales, c.1885

The village pump, Aberdyfi, Wales, c.1885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales: LlGC ~ NLW’s photostream

Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115, 100 Tallwood Drive, K2G 4R7 (map)

Topic: Perils and Petticoats: Exceptional Women of the War of 1812

Everyone is welcome.

Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. for free refreshments and a chat time (networking)

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

Note: This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/genealogicalstudies/join?id=OttawaOGSMeeting&role=attend&pw=MembersDec2011

Notice for Kent Branch Meeting

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Date: Friday, December 14, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: St. Andrews Residence, 99 Park Street, Chatham (map)

Topic: Christmas Traditions – Please join us to share Christmas treats and your Christmas memories or your ancestor’s traditions.

Everyone Welcome!

Contact Info: http://ogs.on.ca/kent/

Heritage Photo of the Day: November 14, 2012

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

North Quay, Drogheda, c.1860-1883

North Quay, Drogheda, c. 1860 -1883

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Library of Ireland on the Commons

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event: Great War Forum and Militaria Auction

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Caradoc Community Centre, 565 Lions Park Drive, Mount Brydges, Ontario (map)

The Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project is sponsoring a Great War Forum and Militaria Show. Forum speakers include, Dr Jonathan Vance of Western University, Arnie Kay lately of Library and Archives Canada, Al Lloyd 21st Battalion historian and Timothy Dubé Chairman of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. Vance, Kay and Lloyd are well versed in using on-line resources to research WW1 soldiers. Folks wanting how to information on finding out about their military history will gain greatly by attending.

Cost is $8.00 at the Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges.

Along with the Forum, a militaria show and sale is available next door with a great number of displays by WW1 organizations and students. Find out about Middlesex’s Finest the 135th, St Thomas’s 91st Battalion and Oxford County’s 168th Btn along with other historical groups.

Militaria, books, medals, badges, etc will be on sale by various vendors.

On the evening prior to the Forum, November 16, Corring Auctions will be holding a militaria auction. Material from all conflicts will be on offer. If you’re trying to replace grandpa’s lost WW1 medals, this is probably a good spot to be.

More details are available on the event website: http://currieproject.ca/the2nd

Notice for Waterloo Region Branch Meeting

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: LDS Church, 10 Lorraine Ave., Corner of River Rd., Kitchener

Topic: Show and Tell, and Elections

Speakers: Branch Member Participation.  Come with your stories and listen to others.

Contact Info: http://www.waterlooogs.ca/index.htm