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FYI: Upcoming Heritage Event for York Regency Society

Friday, October 19th, 2012

On November 25th, the York Regency Society is hosting another event at Toronto’s First Post Office.  This will feature a Christmas Card Party, Lecture and Tea.  The topic for this month’s lecture is, “An introduction to the Regency: what is it, and why does it matter?” by Karen Millyard. 

Admission for the lecture, meeting, card-writing party and holiday tea on November 25 is $20. This event is open to the general public: you do not need to be a member of the YRS to attend. However, space is limited, and York Regency Society members do receive priority. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time; please book early to prevent disappointment.

For more details on the Christmas Card Party, Lecture, Tea and how to obtain tickets, follow this link to the DanceWeavers website.

The last York Regency Society event sold out, so if you are interested in attending this event, check it out sooner rather than later.

Heritage Events for the Weekend of: October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12th, 2012

This is the final weekend for Doors Open events in Ontario.  Huron closes out the year with a variety of events and historic venues you can visit.  For all the details you need to plan your day, just click on the link:

If you are looking for something to do in the Toronto area this weekend, there is a unique event happening at Toronto’s first Post Office, located at 260 Adelaide Street East.  To wit:

Quill-writing workshop and tea

The inaugural meeting of the


and the

YRS Letter-writing Club

will be held at

Toronto’s First Post Office

(260 Adelaide Street East,

phone 416 865-1833)

on Sunday, October 14th, 2012, 1 – 4 p.m.

Learn how to write letters with a quill, just as they did in the early City of York (the 1812 era). Mail your own letter at Toronto’s First Post Office museum, complete with sealing wax! Enjoy afternoon tea, explore the museum, and meet other history enthusiasts. The meeting also includes admission to this gem of a small museum as well as afternoon tea and the chance to browse in the enchanting little gift shop stocked with many unusual items, including antique inkpots.

Admission for the workshop-meeting on October 14 is $20. This event is open to the general public: you do not need to be a member of the YRS to attend. However, tickets are available by pre-registration only.

 For information on registration and access to payment options click on the link:

Enjoy your weekend!