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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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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
28
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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February
Saturday

The Craigleith Heritage Depot Leap Year Dance

February 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Beaver Valley Community Centre, 58 Alfred St W
Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 Canada
$75.00
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March
Wednesday
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Coptic Museum of Canada Exhibition: Beyond Museum Walls: Marguerite Nakhla

Her legacy sets the stage for conversations around Coptic heritage, & Coptic identity in the Canadian contemporary context

Coptic Museum open upon request Mon-Sat, 10:30-5:00
copticmuseumcanada@gmail.com

Congratulations to @Enoch_Turner_SH on a fantastic Founders Dinner last night (and thanks @ONheritage for the theatre tickets doorprize #luckyme)! Proud to represent @OntarioHistory.

Musicians Ross Inglis, Lesley Bouza, and Jordan Scholl were *outstanding*. 👏 https://twitter.com/ONheritage/status/1203035541949833216

Thanks to @shawnmicallef and his U of T "Citizenship and the Canadian City" students for dropping by John McKenzie House today on their #NorthYork walk. Great to see you!

Thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve. Today we take a moment to remember and honour their sacrifices. #RemembranceDay

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