Barry Penhale’s Ontario: Guardians of Our Forest Heritage
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Barry Penhale’s Ontario: Guardians of Our Forest Heritage

Above Photo: This red oak in Toronto is over 250 years old and truly a sight to behold—a treasure of our natural heritage. (Photo- Edith George) From the OHS Bulletin: Barry Penhale, August 2020 It was during the 1960s when Professor Douglas Pimlott, a University of Toronto biologist, became my go-to person for expertise on...

September 2, 2020September 2, 2020by
OHS Affiliate Update: Glengarry Fencibles Trust
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OHS Affiliate Update: Glengarry Fencibles Trust

On July13, 2020, the board of Glengarry Fencibles Trust learned that masonry restoration plans for the Bishop’s House will benefit from a $98,572 Parks Canada cost-sharing grant. This1808 landmark in Glengarry County, within the National Historic Site of St. Raphael’s, was almost demolished in 2015, so news of the proposal’s success was especially encouraging. The...

August 18, 2020August 18, 2020by
OHS Launches Ontario History Journal Digital Archive
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OHS Launches Ontario History Journal Digital Archive

The Largest Single Collection of Stories About Ontario’s History Is Now Available Online The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) is excited to announce that, for the first time, the entire run of over 120 years of the Society’s Ontario History journal is now available online. The OHS has digitized the full text of over 2,000 articles...

April 9, 2020April 9, 2020by
Honours & Awards Nominations Now Open!
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Honours & Awards Nominations Now Open!

The OHS Honours & Awards Program is now accepting nominations for 2019. Follow the link below to the nominations page, where you’ll find information about all of our award categories and how to submit a nomination. Scroll all the way down to submit a nomination directly through our website, or to download the brochure. Honours...

October 3, 2019October 3, 2019by
Ontario Historical Society Names New President: Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
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Ontario Historical Society Names New President: Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu

The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu of Thunder Bay has been elected at the 131st Annual General Meeting of the as the new President of the Society. A member of the OHS Board of Directors since 2013, Beaulieu holds a BA (Honours), BEd, and MA in history...

June 18, 2019June 18, 2019by
Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin to Deliver Keynote Address at 2019 OHS AGM
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Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin to Deliver Keynote Address at 2019 OHS AGM

The Ontario Historical Society is pleased to announce that the 131st OHS Annual General Meeting and Honours & Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The AGM will begin at 1:00 p.m., with the keynote address to follow....

May 15, 2019August 18, 2020by
120-Year Anniversary of OHS Incorporation Program
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120-Year Anniversary of OHS Incorporation Program

Today the OHS is celebrating a special Anniversary!   120 years ago today, an Act of the Ontario Legislature authorized the Ontario Historical Society to incorporate affiliated societies dedicated to preserving and promoting Ontario’s history.   “An Act to Incorporate the Ontario Historical Society, assented to 1 April 1899” has given the OHS the power...

April 1, 2019April 1, 2019by
Current & Former OHS Staff Celebrate Launch of Viola Desmond Banknote
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Current & Former OHS Staff Celebrate Launch of Viola Desmond Banknote

EDITOR’S NOTE: On November 19, 2018, OHS Communications and Outreach Coordinator Daniel Dishaw had the pleasure of joining the Ontario Black History Society (OHS affiliate) for the launch of the new vertical $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond. At the launch, Daniel ran into former OHS Communications Coordinator Andrea Izzo (pictured in the photo above with...

December 20, 2018December 20, 2018by
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