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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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May
Thursday

Book Launch: “Mennonite Funeral and Burial Traditions” by Marion Roes

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erb Street Mennonite Church, 131 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 1T7 Canada
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May
Saturday

Doors Open Toronto 2019 at John McKenzie House

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 26, 2019

John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave.
North York, Ontario M2N 3Y2 Canada
25
May
Saturday

The Fred Eaglesmith Show, Starring Tif Ginn

May 25 @ 6:30 pm
Hockley Community Hall, 994174 Mono-Adjala Townline
Mono, Ontario L0G 1L0 Canada
$35
26
May
Sunday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Country Market / Nature Fest 2019

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
26
May
Sunday

Doors Open Toronto 2019 at John McKenzie House

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 26, 2019

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

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior June 2019 Porphyry Clean-up (Thunder Bay Departure)

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thunder Bay Marina, 1 Marina Park Dr.
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4J7 Canada
$40
01
June
Saturday

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior June 2019 Porphyry Clean-up (Silver Islet Departure)

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Silver Islet Docks, ON-587
Unorganized Thunder Bay District, Ontario POT Canada
$40
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June
Monday

Collingwood & District June 2019 Meeting

June 3 @ 7:00 pm
Leisure Time Club Collingwood, 100 Minnesota St.
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 4R5 Canada
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June
Saturday

Otterville Mill Classic Car Show 2019 – South Norwich Historical Society

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Otterville Mill, 243 Main St. W.
Otterville, Ontario N0J 1R0 Canada
08
June
Saturday

Swansea Historical Society Annual Walking Tour 2019

June 8 @ 2:00 pm
Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor St W
Toronto, Ontario M6S 1M8 Canada
11
June
Tuesday

TBETHS Annual General Meeting 2019 and Heritage Toronto Presentation

June 11 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches Branch Public Library, 2161 Queen St. East
Toronto, ON M4L 1J1 Canada
15
June
Saturday

7th Town Historical Society 50th Anniversary Event

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre, 528 County Road 19 Ameliasburgh K0K 1A0 Canada
15
June
Saturday

OHS 2019 Annual General Meeting and Honours and Awards Ceremony

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tyndale University College & Seminary, Alumni Hall, 3377 Bayview Ave.
North York, ON M2M 3S4 Canada
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Join Marc Seguin at the Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives next Tuesday for a special talk on Lake Ontario lighthouses.

Know a great history project in your community? We’re accepting nominations for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. Two projects receive $2500 and a trip for two to receive their award in Ottawa! https://t.co/feEXaoe15r

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Join OHS affiliate, Friends of @FreemanStation for a Signal Mast Installation this Saturday, May 4. Follow the link below for more details:

https://t.co/VAuc5kcgVl

Join OHS member the Thunder Bay Finnish Canadian Historical Society on May 3 as they celebrate the results of their recent project: Increasing Access to the Finnish-language Archives. https://t.co/xxrGtNzWys

My paper with Bobbie-Leigh Jones in @OntarioHistory on the social geography of #diphtheria mortality in Hamilton, Ontario (1900-1921) is now out from behind its 1-yr paywall and free to read and download! https://t.co/XgsqNiQbBg #HamOnt #histchild #cdnhist #histmed

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