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
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...

Owen Sound Emancipation Festival Celebrates 155th Anniversary
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Owen Sound Emancipation Festival Celebrates 155th Anniversary

Festival organizers and guests pose for a photo with Lawrence Hill, the keynote speaker for this year’s Emancipation Festival Speaker’s Forum. From left to right are: Nathan Segal, Dorothy Abbott, Aly Boltman, Blaine Courtney, Lawrence Hill, Brent Courtney, Terri Jackson, David Sereda, and Rachel Taylor. Celebrating their 155th anniversary this year, the Owen Sound Emancipation...

March 26, 2018October 29, 2018by
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
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...

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
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