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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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July
Saturday

Mississauga South HS Meadowvale Miniature Village Tour and Lunch

July 20 @ 9:30 am
Meadowvale Village Hall, 6970 Second Line West
Mississauga, ON L5W 1A1 Canada
$20
21
July
Sunday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Step Inside Sundays – July 21, 2019

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
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July
Sunday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Step Inside Sundays – July 28, 2019

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
04
August
Sunday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Step Inside Sundays – August 4, 2019

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
10
August
Saturday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Keynote BBQ 2019

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
11
August
Sunday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Step Inside Sundays – August 11, 2019

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
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August
Sunday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Step Inside Sundays – August 18, 2019

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
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August
Sunday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Step Inside Sundays – August 25, 2019

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
01
September
Sunday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Step Inside Sundays – September 1, 2019

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
15
September
Sunday

Moore Museum Downriver Craft & Gift Sale

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Moore Museum, 94 Moore Line
Mooretown, Ontario N0N 1M0 Canada
$2.00
24
September
Tuesday

Mississauga South HS September 2019 Meeting

September 24 @ 7:00 pm
Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Dr.
Mississauga, Ontario L5H 4J3 Canada
26
September
Thursday

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts 37th Annual Symposium

September 26 - September 29
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Ave
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada
02
October
Wednesday

Swansea Historical Society October 2019 Meeting, AGM & Elections

October 2 @ 7:15 pm
Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6S 3H9 Canada
26
October
Saturday

Friends of Wesleyville Village Ghostly Visit 2019

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd.
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Canada
02
November
Saturday

Kitchener Public Library Genealogy Fair

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Kitchener Central Library, 85 Queen Street North
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2H1 Canada
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Congratulations to the Canadian Clock Museum on winning the 2018 OHS President's Award for an outstanding contribution to the preservation and promotion of Ontario’s history. Read more about the award and the museum's collection here:

https://t.co/6GvooHG6D5

Congratulations to Kirk Roberts and Peregrine Wood on winning the 2018 OHS Heritage Conservation Award for their lead on the restoration of the historic Petrie Building in Guelph, ON.

https://t.co/187oc4QwRV

This year, the OHS recognizes Rev. Dr. Donna Mann for her outstanding efforts in preserving a historic Ontario cemetery. Congratulations, to Rev. Dr. Donna Mann, 2018 OHS Cemetery Preservation Award Winner!

https://t.co/iBP8lJjNXe

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