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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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April
Saturday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Easter Egg Hunt 2019

April 20 @ 10:00 am
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
$5
25
April
Thursday

Canadian Royal Heritage Awards Gala Evening 2019

April 25 @ 6:00 pm
Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Charitan Ave.
Toronto, ON M4R 1S4 Canada
$130
01
May
Wednesday

Swansea Historical Society May 2019 Meeting

May 1 @ 7:15 pm
Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6S 3H9 Canada
03
May
Friday

Increasing Access to Finnish-Language Archives

May 3 @ 6:00 pm
Finnish Embassy, Thunder Bay, 314 Bay St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1 Canada
04
May
Saturday

REEL HISTORY: Mary Ward Shipwreck, and Pathway to the Village of the Souls

May 4 @ 6:00 pm
Beaver Valley Community Centre, 58 Alfred St W
Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 Canada
$25
04
May
Saturday

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Fundraising Dinner May 4, 2019

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prince Arthur Hotel, 17 Cumberland St. N.
Thunder Bay, Ontario ON P7A 4K8 Canada
$60
06
May
Monday

Collingwood & District Historical Society May 2019 Meeting

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Leisure Time Club Collingwood, 100 Minnesota St.
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 4R5 Canada
08
May
Wednesday
15
May
Wednesday

North York Historical Society May 2019 Meeting

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North York Central Library, Room 2/3, 5120 Yonge St.
North York, ON M2N 59N Canada
Free
19
May
Sunday

Moore Museum Victorian Tea

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moore Museum, 94 Moore Line
Mooretown, Ontario N0N 1M0 Canada
$7.50
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
01
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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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

Deadline is approaching. Nominate your favourite new book on #OntarioHistory for the @ChamplainSoc Floyd S. Chalmers Award before April 30! https://t.co/IH8qjLMpvY #CanadianHistory @utphistory @CndHistAssoc @CanadasHistory @OntarioHistory @ONheritage

Amanda Marino (at the podium) did her public history placement at the OHS this semester. Today, she presented her work at the York Student Public History Conference at the AoO. Thank you for all your hard work, Amanda!

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