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FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

City of Toronto Archives and the Ontario Genealogical Society invite you to The Toronto History Lecture

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road, Toronto

Brief Overview:

Please join us again this year in spreading the word about The Toronto History Lecture. It will be held on October 24 at 7:30 pm at the City of Toronto Archives and is presented jointly by the Archives and the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the City of Toronto Museum Services created a Book of Remembrance for the men of York who fell during the war and all the casualties of the Battle of York. Janice Nickerson’s research on the militia men uncovered so many fascinating stories that she decided to put them together in a book, York’s Sacrifice: Militia Casualties of the War of 1812.

For the bicentennial year’s Toronto History Lecture, Janice will tell a few stories of the men, women and children whose lives were transformed by this pivotal event in the history of Toronto.

Admission is free, but reservation is required.

For further details, including a map and driving directions to the Archives at 255 Spadina Road, visit:

Many members of the heritage community contributed to the great success of last year’s inaugural Toronto History Lecture. We look forward to a similar success on October 24th.

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:

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:


Heritage Event for the Weekend of: September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

If you are researching your Norfolk, Ontario roots, then Norfolklore Genealogy Fair is the place to be this weekend. 

Date: Saturday,  September 22, 2012

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Location: Simcoe Seniors Centre, 89 Pond Street, Simcoe, Ontario

Tickets are only $5.00 and this includes admission to both the Norfolklore Genealogy Fair as well as to the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives where you can do some local research with volunteer help.

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Heritage Events Happening on the Weekend of: September 15, 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Ever wonder what type of clothes your 1812 ancestors wore and what food they ate? Find out at the latest installment of the 1812 Lecture Series: Food and Fashion of 1812

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Jordan Historical Museum, 3800 Main Street., Jordan Ontario

Presenter: Pam Munday

For tickets or more information please contact: 905-563-2799 ext. 292 Sylvia Beben

On Saturday, September 15th, the Fort Erie War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee is hosting “Who Won the War of 1812″ Gala Dinner and Great Debate.

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Fort Erie Leisureplex Banquet Hall, 1 Municipal Drive


Tickets: $75.00 each… reserved seating only! Reserve your ticket or inquire about table sponsorship: (905) 871 3803