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Upcoming Heritage Event: Celebrating the Battle of Bannockburn

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Battle of Bannockburn poster image

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto on Saturday, June 21, 2014, as they celebrate the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

The Battle of Bannockburn: ”Scotland Then and Now” Symposium    

Date: 21 June 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto


  • Prof. Graeme Morton –   “The National Story Since Bannockburn.”
  • Brigadier General Julian Chapman –   “The Mechanics of War in 1314.”
  • Dr. Mairi Cowan - ” ‘The Saints of the Scottish Country Will Fight Today’.”
  • Prof. Andrew McDonald - “Bannockburn, Barbour’s ‘Bruce,’ and the  Reign of Robert I.”
  • Prof. Barbara Murison - “Bannockburn: a talisman for Scottish independence?”
  • Tickets: $20.00 In advance

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Bannockburn Celtic Concert

Date: 21 June 2014

Times: Doors: 7:00 p.m., concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Location: El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave., Toronto



Tickets: $25.00 In advance

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For more information about these, and other St. Andrew’s Society events, please visit their website at:

Announcing The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society’s First Heritage Event of 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society, along with the Toronto Public Library, is pleased to present former editor of the Beach Metro News and vice Chair, Toronto Historic Board, Carole Stimmell, as their first speaker of 2014.

Date: Wednesday February 26

Time: 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Location: The Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E, Toronto

Topic: Saving Historic Buildings; A Tale with Three Endings

Admission Free. All Welcome

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Brian Gilchrist Awarded Diamond Jubilee Medal

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The OGS wishes to extend its heartfelt Congratulations to Brian Gilchrist on being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for “contributions to genealogy and local heritage, having inspired people not only in Canada, but indeed around the world.” Well done Brian. Much deserved!

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FYI:Upcoming Heritage Events for the Weekend of: May 11, 2013

Monday, May 6th, 2013

If its spring it must be time for another season of Doors Open Ontario.  This weekend we are off to Norfolk and Richmond Hill.


Along with architectural treasures such as the Lynnwood Campbell/Reid house and La Salette Historic Church, Norfolk is also showcasing its rich heritage in the Arts.  Simcoe Little Theatre and Lighthouse Festival Theatre are just two of several venues that will be opening their doors to the viewing public. Click here for more details and a full list of Norfolk Doors Open venues.

Richmond Hill:

Burr House and Guild Hall, Cober-Johnson General Store and Thomas Boynton House are among the approximately 20 heritage and cultural sites participating in Richmond Hill’s Doors Open event.  A full list of all the Richmond Hill sites can be found here.

Happy Touring!

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:

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 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



FYI: Upcoming Heritage Events

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

To mark the 175th Anniversary of the 1837 rebellion of Upper Canada, Gibson House is presenting two lectures:

A Rebel Evening with Storyteller Bruce Carmody

“Currents of discontent and rebellion are sweeping through the concession roads, farms and inns of Upper Canada. Join rebel leader David Gibson, recreated by master storyteller Bruce Carmody, as he expounds on the ideas and issues fueling the reformers. A farmhouse supper will be served.”

Pre-registration and pre-payment required. $40 plus tax.

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Gibson House, 5172 Yonge Street just north of the North York Centre Subway Stop. (map)

Click here for directions for getting around the construction.

Contact Info:

Phone: 416-395-7432


Rebellious Women: Teaspoons Raised

“Discover history through the perspective of three women whose lives were touched by the events of the 1837 Rebellion. Join Adrianna Prosser as she portrays Mrs. Gibson, and her guests Mrs. Cummer and Mrs. Sheppard, as they gather for tea in 1851. Includes a Scottish tea in the historic rooms of the Gibson farmhouse.”

Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Call 416-395-7432 to register. $27.50 plus tax.

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Location: Gibson House, 5172 Yonge Street just north of the North York Centre Subway Stop. (map)

Click here for directions for getting around the construction.

Contact Info:

Phone: 416-395-7432


FYI: Upcoming Festive Heritage Events

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Here are 3 more festive heritage events happening around the province in the next few weeks.  Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland will be holding the unique 17th century holiday celebration, First Light:

“The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. A colourful historic encampment will greet visitors, set up by the popular “Survival In The Bush” group. Visitors can then stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. “

Cost: Admission is just $8.00 per person (children 5 and under are free), with a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local food bank.



  • November 29-30
  • December 1, 2012

Times: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164, Highway 12 East, Midland ON.,  (map)

Contact Info:

Telephone: Tel: (705) 526-7838

TTY (Text telephone): (705) 528-7697


Special Notes: Please be advised that with the exception of service animals, family pets are NOT allowed on the historic site for this event. Overflow parking will be available at Doral Industries, 100 Wye Valley Road. Free shuttle buses will run to Sainte-Marie throughout each evening.

On the weekend of December 1st, Perth will be holding its 7th annual Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour.

“The women of CFUW Perth and District invite you to tour some of Perth’s most unique homes and help us raise funds to support higher education for women and young girls, local libraries and childrens’ reading programs.”

Tickets, in the form of a brochure illustrating the homes and their history, are available November 1st.

Dates: Saturday, December 1st & Sunday December 2nd, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Perth, Ontario (map)

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Karen Hickey at: 613 267-9587 or e-mail her at

For information on more seasonal events happening in Perth, visit their website at:

St. Mary’s Museum in Stratford is holding an open house featuring, “traditional games and goodies, entertainment and much more – including the opening of the “All Wrapped Up” Christmas exhibit.”

Date: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: St. Mary’s Museum, 177 Church St. South, Stratford ON. (map)

Contact Info:


Email address

There are many more seasonal heritage events in Stratford to choose from. Visit their website for more details:

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



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




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


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.


We will have more Seasonal events for you tomorrow!