Media and Tourism Outreach Day at Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum
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Media and Tourism Outreach Day at Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum

OHS Past President Dr. Brad Rudachyk (on left) with Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum volunteers, Elaine Scott, Linda Wilson, Wendy Hough, Melissa Tralla (summer student), CCHM Curator/Chair Wayne Scott, Ellen Blaubergs and Dianne Knegt. Photo by Heather McKinnon, Coldwater Steampunk Festival. Local media, tourism representatives, Museum partners, and special supporters were invited to enjoy a complimentary...

OHS Participates in Doors Open Toronto for 18th Consecutive Year
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OHS Participates in Doors Open Toronto for 18th Consecutive Year

The OHS welcomed over 800 visitors to the historic John McKenzie House for Doors Open Toronto 2017, held May 27 and 28. The event marked the 18th consecutive year that the Ontario Historical Society (OHS) has opened the doors of the John McKenzie House to local residents from all across Toronto. The OHS also greeted a...

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Ontario’s WWI History: 100 Years on at Vimy, Passchendaele and Hill 70

Click here to download a PDF copy of the webinar slides. “Ontario’s WWI History: 100 Years on at Vimy, Passchendaele and Hill 70” Summary: R.H. Thomson’s project The World Remembers – Le Monde Se Souvient shows the names of those killed in WWI in the 100th year after death. The 2017 displays that will appear...

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Technology Planning for Heritage Organizations

Click here to download a PDF copy of the webinar slides. Click here to download a PDF copy of the resources provided to webinar participants. “Technology Planning for Heritage Organizations: Lessons Learned and Resources from the OHS Reach Project” Summary: In an increasingly digital heritage community, how comfortable is your organization with tackling technology? Over...

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Ontario Archaeology 101

Click here to download a PDF copy of the webinar slides. “Ontario Archaeology 101” Summary: Presented in partnership with The Ontario Archaeological Society. Join Paul Racher for an overview of the often-overlooked but fascinating archaeology of southern Ontario, including a discussion of the role archaeology can play as Canada moves to renew its relationship with...

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Strategic Planning

Click here to download a PDF copy of the webinar slides. “The Secrets to Strategic Success: Strategic Planning for Small Organizations” Summary: “Strategic Planning” can sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. A sound plan is essential to defining and meeting your organization’s goals; attracting funding; and ensuring that your board, members, partners, and...

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Project Management for Digitization Programs (3 Parts)

Download the slides for Part One here. Download the slides for Part Two here. Download the slides for Part Three here. Summary: Are you thinking of digitizing your local history collection? Not sure where to start? Join Loren Fantin and Jess Posgate of OurDigitalWorld to talk about how to approach digitization projects of all sizes...

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Heritage Trees: Preserving our Natural Roots

Summary: Edith George has been presenting her popular talk, “Heritage Trees: Preserving our Natural Roots” across the province since January 18, 2010, and is now teaming up with the Ontario Historical Society to share it online as part of the Strengthening Ontario’s Heritage Webinar Series. Join Edith and the OHS to learn about the history...

Part 7 | Designing Accessible Institutions
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Part 7 | Designing Accessible Institutions

Community Involvement: The Key to Access and Inclusion by John Rae | October 2015 Editor’s Note: In his first six articles for the OHS Bulletin, John Rae examined a variety of access issues for museums and heritage organizations. In his seventh installment, John discusses the importance of involving members from the disabled community in your...

OHS Remembers Duncan McKillop
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OHS Remembers Duncan McKillop

The Ontario Historical Society celebrates the life of Duncan Coulter McKillop, a long-time OHS member and heritage activist, who passed away on April 27, 2015, at the age of 92. Duncan was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, in 1923, and studied history, economics, and political science at the University of Western Ontario. He then graduated...