OHS Announces New Executive Director – Daniel Dishaw
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OHS Announces New Executive Director – Daniel Dishaw

On behalf of the Ontario Historical Society Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to announce that, after an open and competitive hiring process, the Board has selected Mr. Daniel Dishaw for the position of Executive Director. Daniel holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University) and a Masters...

January 23, 2023January 23, 2023by
OHS Remembers David C. Onley, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1950-2023)
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OHS Remembers David C. Onley, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1950-2023)

The Ontario Historical Society deeply mourns the passing of David C. Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and honorary patron of the OHS, on January 14, 2023. Mr. Onley was a champion for the OHS, attending many of our member groups’ events and celebrations. On November 5, 2013, the OHS was honoured by the Office...

January 16, 2023January 16, 2023by
Ontario Women’s History Network Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Documentary Video
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Ontario Women’s History Network Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Documentary Video

By: Rose Fine-Meyer, Secretary, Ontario Women’s History Network Over the last 30+ years, the Ontario Women’s History Network (OWHN/RHFO) has provided a venue for educators from across Ontario to make contacts, develop projects, share resources, access course materials, and share new scholarship in the field of women’s studies and women’s history. Independent scholars, university researchers,...

December 9, 2021December 9, 2021by
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Opposition to Proposed Highway Bypass at Pierpoint Park

I am writing to you on behalf of the Ontario Historical Society (OHS) and in support of a number of your concerned community members who oppose the proposed highway bypass site that would destroy Pierpoint Park in Fergus, Ontario.

November 8, 2021November 12, 2021by
A Tribute to Jane Beecroft (1932-2021)
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A Tribute to Jane Beecroft (1932-2021)

Photo: Jane Beecroft, Community History Project (CHP), is seen here with her cousin Doug Beecroft, Legislative Counsel, Government of Ontario (OHS Bulletin, June 2007, issue #160, pg. 4). The OHS remembers Eleanor Jane Beecroft, September 16, 1932 – October 11, 2021 On behalf of The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) and its grassroots membership across Ontario,...

October 15, 2021October 15, 2021by
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Letter Opposing the Demolition of the Historic Bruce Mines Jail

On behalf of the Ontario Historical Society (OHS), I would like to make known our Society’s strong opposition to the Town’s proposed demolition of the historic building, the Bruce Mines Jail, and recommend that the ownership of the building be transferred to OHS member organization, the Bruce Mines & District Historical Society.

September 3, 2021November 15, 2021by
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Letter of Support for Emery Village BIA Unity Walk

On behalf of the Ontario Historical Society (OHS), I am writing to you in support of the Emery Village BIA and your championing to create Toronto’s official First Nations park: The Unity Walk.

June 17, 2021November 15, 2021by