Posts Tagged ‘Perth’

FYI:Discuss your Family History Research on Facebook

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Did you know that OGS has a Facebook page? OGS Provincial Office and several branches have pages on Facebook and they are becoming very popular places to share information and make queries about family members. If you’re a Facebook user, check out our Provincial Office page for general queries, or get more local knowledge from one of the OGS branches -  Essex County, Halton PeelHamiltonNiagara PeninsulaOttawaPerth, Toronto, Wellington County. There is even a facebook page for OGS Conference 2014, hosted by Niagara Peninsula Branch.

“Like”any of our pages to follow the conversations and share your knowledge with your fellow researchers. Look for the “recent posts by others” section on the right hand side of the page.

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.

Dates:

Evenings

  • 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

Website: http://www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca/sm/en/Home/index.htm

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 Karen.hickey@sympatico.ca.

For information on more seasonal events happening in Perth, visit their website at: http://www.perth.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID=1

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:

Telephone
519-284-3556

Email address
museum@town.stmarys.on.ca

There are many more seasonal heritage events in Stratford to choose from. Visit their website for more details: http://www.visitstratford.ca/attractions.php