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Preserving, promoting, and protecting
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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November
Tuesday

Riverdale: A History Through Maps by Bob Georgiou

November 26 @ 6:30 pm
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave.
Toronto, ON M4K 2N1 Canada
$5
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November
Tuesday

East York Historical Society November 2019 Meeting and AGM

November 26 @ 7:00 pm
S. Walter Stewart, 170 Memorial Park Ave.
East York, ON M4J 2K5 Canada
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November
Wednesday

Caledon East & District Historical Society November 2019 Meeting

November 27 @ 7:30 pm
St. James Anglican Church in Caledon East, 6029 Old Church Rd.
Caledon East, Ontario L7C 1H8 Canada
$5
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December
Friday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Yuletide Carolling

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
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December
Tuesday

TBETHS December 2019 Meeting: Barbara Dickson on Bomb Girls – Trading Aprons for Ammo

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch Public Library, 2161 Queen St. East
Toronto, ON M4L 1J1 Canada
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January
Wednesday

Esquesing HS January 2020 Meeting: Your Cyberspace Historical Tour

January 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 116 Main St. S.
Georgetown, ON L7G 3E6 Canada
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January
Tuesday

East York Historical Society January 2020 Meeting

January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
S. Walter Stewart, 170 Memorial Park Ave.
East York, ON M4J 2K5 Canada
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February
Wednesday

Esquesing HS February 2020 Meeting: Vintage Acton – The Calendar Collection

February 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 116 Main St. S.
Georgetown, ON L7G 3E6 Canada
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March
Wednesday
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Thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve. Today we take a moment to remember and honour their sacrifices. #RemembranceDay

Patrice Dutil chats w/ Jonathan Vance, Professor of History @WesternU about his @wlupress Chalmers Award winning book “A Township at War” in the new @ChamplainSoc #CanadianHistory podcast @ http://bit.ly/WTY_rem #LestWeForget #RemembranceDay @OntarioHistory

Tonight we celebrate our 150th birthday with our traditional Annual Dinner!

Picture: Have a look at this invitation via @torontolibrary to the 1879 edition! #YP150

#SaturdayThoughts Have you heard of the Moccasin Identifier Project? It's a website that helps promote public awareness of significant cultural historic sites and the ancestral presence of First Nations, Metis and Indigenous Communities. Check it out: https://bit.ly/2Nv9EL6

Pleased to be attending York University’s Public History Symposium at Todmorden Mills: Access and Inclusion in Historic House Museums. #publichistory2019

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