Dr. Bette Mildred Stephenson (1924 – 2019)
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Dr. Bette Mildred Stephenson (1924 – 2019)

The OHS is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Bette Stephenson last Monday, August 19, 2019. Our history records an outstanding and remarkable legacy of public service for the people of Ontario. The OHS was honoured in May 2015 when Dr. Stephenson visited us and said that she “wanted to come and see the...

August 23, 2019August 23, 2019by
Communications and Content Creation for Not-For-Profit Historical Organizations
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Communications and Content Creation for Not-For-Profit Historical Organizations

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 p.m. Cost:  $10 OHS Members $20 Non-members Host: Paul Morralee, Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Paul Morralee has utilized his background in communications and video production to bring the work of (OHS Affiliate) Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior (CLLS) to a large audience. In this webinar, Paul will take...

December 13, 2018July 29, 2019by
Friends of Hope Mill: Preserving a Historic Sawmill
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Friends of Hope Mill: Preserving a Historic Sawmill

William and Jane (Stewart) Lang arrived in Otonabee in 1832 from Scotland, purchasing 200 acres of ideal dam land on the Indian River to construct a carding and fulling mill. The original mill was 41 feet by 44 feet and built of heavily mortared limestone. The mill became a vital cog in the local economy,...

March 1, 2018November 2, 2018by
A Professor’s Life: Michael Bliss (1941-2017)
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A Professor’s Life: Michael Bliss (1941-2017)

Ontario and indeed the whole of Canada suffered an incalculable loss with the recent passing of Michael Bliss, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where for over 34 years he attained much deserved prominence and accolades as an inspiring teacher of Canadian history. The highly esteemed historian was regarded by his peers as a...

July 1, 2017November 2, 2018by
Challenges of Putting Ontario History Journal Online
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Challenges of Putting Ontario History Journal Online

By: Sarah McCabe, OHS Reach Project Manager   November 5, 2015 Part of the OHS Reach project involves research to determine the best method of online delivery for the Ontario Historical Society’s (OHS) scholarly journal, Ontario History. (Please see the media release for more information.) What is Ontario History? Ontario History is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published twice a year...

November 5, 2015November 15, 2018by
How to Do Oral History in the Digital Age
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How to Do Oral History in the Digital Age

By: Sarah McCabe, OHS Reach Project Manager   August 3, 2015 Would you like to hear first-hand stories about Ontario history, on topics ranging from immigration, First Nations culture, education, and hockey, to selling bananas in Toronto’s Kensington Market? Oral histories on these subjects and many more have been recorded by Ontario historical societies and are...

August 3, 2015November 15, 2018by
OHS Remembers Jean Burnet
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OHS Remembers Jean Burnet

The OHS remembers Dr. Jean Robertson Burnet, June 10, 1920 – September 14, 2009. Canada has lost a distinguished scholar and teacher who made a very significant contribution to the study of our Canadian society. The OHS has lost an historian, author, editor, lecturer, volunteer, donor and one of its greatest friends. We must also...

December 5, 2009December 5, 2018by