The OHS is proud to announce the launch of our updated Ontario Heritage Directory & Map. This 2020 digital initiative...
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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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The OHS Honours & Awards Program is now accepting nominations for 2020. Follow the link below to the nominations page,...
2019 Honours & Awards Recipients President’s Award: Friends of Grain Elevators Indigenous History Award: Lake of the Woods Museum...