Preserving, Promoting, and Protecting Ontario's History From the Grassroots to the Scholarly JOIN NOW The Bishop's House, St. Raphael’s, courtesy Glengarry Fencibles Trust Exchanging Ideas, Research and Experiences Related to the Rich History of the Province LEARN MORE Kiinwi Dabaadjmowin (“Our Story”) mural, by Tracey Anthony and Philip Cote, courtesy The Harmony Collaboration, Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation Discussing a Wide Variety of Topics Related to our Province’s Past Ontario History A Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journal LEARN MORE Porphyry Point Lighthouse, courtesy Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Honouring Contributions to the Preservation and Promotion of Ontario’s Heritage Honours & Awards Established in 1967 LEARN MORE Bethel Union Pioneer Cemetery, Clearview Township, courtesy Silver Shoe Historical Society Ontario Heritage Directory & Map Organizations, Historic Sites, Museums, Libraries and More LEARN MORE Trinity Theatre youth Leadership Lab at Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, North York

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Founded in 1888, The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history.
The OHS has a provincial mandate, but its headquarters is located at the historic John McKenzie House (built 1913) in Willowdale, Ontario. John McKenzie House, and its adjacent stables and milk-house are all designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.
The OHS is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, and is supported by and supports its vast network of member individuals, organizations and institutions, including the OHS’s 350+ affiliated societies.

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OHS Bulletin

The official newsletter of The Ontario Historical Society
April 2022 OHS Bulletin

In This Issue:

  • OHS Joins Climate Heritage Network
  • OHS Now Offering Digital Delivery of the OHS Bulletin
  • President’s Report
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • Plaque Program in Cobalt Recognizes Unique Art History
  • Ontario History Spring 2022
  • Museum Milestones
  • The Toronto Railway Museum in Roundhouse Park
  • Barry Penhale’s Ontario – Wilma Morrison (1929-2020): Niagara’s Expert on Black History
  • From the Bookshelf
  • Cemetery News

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Doors Open Toronto 2022 at John McKenzie House

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave.
North York, Ontario M2N 3Y2 Canada

Thunder Bay Museum 2022 Classic Car Raffle Launch Party

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sleeping Giant Brewing Company, 712 Macdonell St.
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A6

Thunder Bay Museum (In-Person and Virtual) Author Event on Canadian Mining History

May 30 @ 7:30 pm
Thunder Bay Museum, 425 Donald St E.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5V1 Canada
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✨John McKenzie House at 34 Parkview Ave in North York is part of Doors Open Toronto taking place on May 28 & 29, 2022. Visit @Doors_OpenTO for more information and a complete list of sites.

@OntarioHistory #doorsopentoronto #torontohistory


Two artists displaying their work at John McKenzie House this weekend are Stephen Boyle,, and Martha Johnson, Stop by 34 Parkview Avenue Saturday/Sunday to see some of their beautiful works on display! #DOT22 @Doors_OpenTO


Don't forget to come see us this weekend for @Doors_OpenTO at John McKenzie House. Staff will be there all weekend to answer questions about the historic house & the family who built it.

This year, the OHS will be joined by local artists displaying their works at the house.


Join the OHS this weekend for @Doors_OpenTO at John McKenzie House!

Staff will be on site this Saturday and Sunday from 10-5. We're thrilled to be back for Doors Open #DOT22, and look forward to seeing you there.

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