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Letter of Support for City of Greater Sudbury’s Heritage Museums Curator

I am writing this letter on behalf of the Ontario Historical Society, and in support of the work of our affiliate society Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society, opposing the city’s proposed cuts to the 2021 museum funding for the position of Curator; a position responsible for the Anderson Farm, Copper Cliff, Flour Mill, and Rayside-Balfour Museums.

February 11, 2021November 15, 2021by
A Tribute to Gabriele Pietro “Gabe” Scardellato (1951-2020)
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A Tribute to Gabriele Pietro “Gabe” Scardellato (1951-2020)

The OHS remembers Gabe Scardellato, January 3, 1951 – August 8, 2020 Our country has lost a distinguished scholar and teacher who made a tremendous contribution to Canadian history. The OHS has lost a gentle giant. We have also lost a heritage champion, historian, author, editor and managing editor, member, lecturer, workshop leader, volunteer, donor...

November 20, 2020November 20, 2020by
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Letter of Support for the Wolfe Island Historical Society

I am writing this letter on behalf of the Ontario Historical Society, supporting our affiliate member, the Wolfe Island Historical Society’s request that the historic Briceland House on 1208 Main St., Marysville not be demolished as part of the construction of a new ferry terminal.

August 17, 2020November 15, 2021by
Part 10 | Audio Guides and Museums
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Part 10 | Audio Guides and Museums

by John Rae | August 2020 Editor’s Note: In his first nine articles for the OHS Bulletin, John Rae explored a variety of access issues for museums and heritage organizations. In his tenth installment of this series, John returns to the subject of audio tours at art galleries and museums, and offers his critique of...

August 1, 2020November 12, 2021by
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, 2019November 16, 2020by
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, 2018November 16, 2020by
Part 9 | Bringing Art Alive for Blind Patrons
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Part 9 | Bringing Art Alive for Blind Patrons

by John Rae | August 2018 Editor’s Note: In his first eight articles for the OHS Bulletin, entitled “Access Beyond the Ramp,” John Rae explored a variety of access issues for museums and heritage organizations. In his ninth installment of this series, John discusses the development of audio tours at art galleries and museums, and...

August 1, 2018November 12, 2021by
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 16, 2020by