Archive for February, 2013

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Front Street, Dawson, YT, 1899

Front Street, Dawson, YT, 1899










Musée McCord Museum’s Photostream

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.

Heritage Photo of the Day: February, 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Bombay Street Scene, c.1870

Bombay Street Scene, c.1870










Museum of Photographic Arts Collections’ Photostream

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:

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 17, 2013

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Tram Ride through Halifax, West Yorkshire, 1902

British Film Institute: Archives and Collections (YouTube)

Notice for Sudbury District Branch Meeting

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Date: Monday, March 18, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Parkside Centre, Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St., South, Sudbury (map)

Topic: “City of Greater Sudbury Archives”

Speaker: Shanna Fraser, Archivist

Brief Overview: Shanna Fraser will introduce us to the City of Greater Sudbury Archives which officially opened in 2012. Ms. Fraser will cover where to find online records, what is available now, and plans for adding to the indexed records.

Contact Info:

Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Hamilton Room, Hamilton Main Public Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton (map)

Topic: “Canadian Military Records 1814 to 1918″

Speaker: Glenn Wright

Brief Overview: Presentation will describe what records are available from the end of the War of 1812 to the end of World War 1, for those who served in the Canadian military.

Contact Info:

Heritage Photo of the Day: February 15, 2013

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Black Gate, Newcastle, c.1880

Black Gate, Newcastle, c.1880












Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums Photostream (flickr)

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 Oshawa Historical Society February Speaker Series Event: Looking for Richard Pierpoint

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In recognition of Black History Month, the Oshawa Historical Society is delighted to have author and historian Peter Meyler speak on his publication, A Stolen Life: Searching for Richard Pierpoint. Meyler will explore the life of Richard Pierpoint – one of the first Black settlers in the Niagara region – who fought with the Butler’s Rangers regiment during the American Revolutionary War and later fought alongside the British during the War of 1812.

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Oshawa Public Library,65 Bagot Street, Oshawa (map)

Admission is $3 per person, or free for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.

Contact Info:

Lisa Terech/Youth Engagement/Programs, Oshawa Community Museum

Telephone: 905-436-7624