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, 2019May 15, 2019by
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
OHS Celebrates Trailblazing Women’s Hockey Team: Kingston Red Barons
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OHS Celebrates Trailblazing Women’s Hockey Team: Kingston Red Barons

In October, the OHS attended an outstanding presentation at the Kingston Historical Society by the former Red Barons women’s hockey team. The Red Barons, the only female hockey team in Kingston at the time, were trail blazers who lit up the sporting scene in the 60s and 70s. Not only did they play smart, exciting hockey,...

December 3, 2018December 3, 2018by
OHS Launches New Graphic Logo
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OHS Launches New Graphic Logo

We are excited to introduce the new OHS logo! As we dive deeper into an increasingly digital world, the needs of the Society and its membership continue to change. In order to establish a more consistent online presence, the OHS had to update its digital branding. Our historic black-and-white seal will remain an important part...

October 30, 2018November 6, 2018by
Thunder Bay Railway Historical Society Saves & Restores Historic CNR Caboose
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Thunder Bay Railway Historical Society Saves & Restores Historic CNR Caboose

In the spring of 2015, Canadian National Railway (CNR) Caboose 78175 was sitting at Prince Arthur’s Landing in a state of disrepair. The City of Thunder Bay (CTB) was her owner, and unsure what to do with the rapidly deteriorating caboose. The City had plans to give her away or, worse, scrap her altogether. The...

October 30, 2018October 30, 2018by
Another Milestone for the SilverShoe Historical Society
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Another Milestone for the SilverShoe Historical Society

August 18, 2018, marked another amazing day and another great milestone for the SilverShoe Historical Society (SSHS) and for the history of Clearview Township. The inactive Old Zion Presbyterian Pioneer Cemetery, located on the outskirts of the town of Stayner, was re-dedicated and officially unveiled to the public, following an intense six-week overhauling. Dating from...

October 30, 2018October 30, 2018by
Minister Jones Recognizes OHS Affiliate Hockley Historic Community Hall & Church
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Minister Jones Recognizes OHS Affiliate Hockley Historic Community Hall & Church

On September 20, 2018, OHS Executive Director Rob Leverty attended a special reception in Dufferin County to celebrate the recent incorporation of Hockley Historic Community Hall & Church (HHCH&C). A group of concerned citizens first contacted the OHS in January, 2017. After many consultations with Executive Director Rob Leverty, the OHS was pleased to incorporate...

October 30, 2018October 30, 2018by