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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Thunder Bay Museum (In-Person and Virtual) Lecture: Mark Scharf – Child of Holocaust Survivors

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thunder Bay Museum, 425 Donald St E.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5V1 Canada
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum: The History of C&C Yachts

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum, 43 Castlereagh Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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SDG Historical Society: A Celebration of Friendship #Cornwall1784

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lamoureux Park, 100 Water St E
Cornwall, Ontario K6H 6G4 Canada
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SDG Historical Society: A Celebration of Friendship #Cornwall1784

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lamoureux Park, 100 Water St E
Cornwall, Ontario K6H 6G4 Canada
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The OHS was very pleased to join OHS Affiliate, The Friends of Auchmar, for @DoorsOpenHammer.
Thousands lined up to take a tour of Auchmar! Clearly Hamiltonians value this incredible historic site, and @FOAuchmar continue to advocate for its restoration and increased public use.

https://www.elliotlaketoday.com/local-news/elliot-lake-to-establish-local-historical-society-5356484

Excellent news! OHS ED Rob Leverty visited Elliott Lake earlier this week to hold an incorporation meeting with community members. Read more about the group and their mission in the linked article.

Announcing the launch of Ontario History journal's 2022 Spring issue! Enjoy five new articles and 13 book reviews.

https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/onhistory/2022-v114-n1-onhistory06907/

New publication by Dr. Blake Brown of @HistorySmu in Ontario History (@OntarioHistory)!: “‘The Largest Stock of Guns in Canada’: Charles Stark and Firearm Retailing in Late-19th Century Toronto”. #Cdnhist @SMArts_SMU

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