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Preserving Ontario's Heritage CoverPreserving Ontario’s Heritage: A History of the Ontario Historical Society

By Gerald Killan

The story of The Ontario Historical Society and its premiere role in the heritage movement is one worth telling.

Since 1888, the Society has been a considerable educational institution and cultural force endeavouring to develop an appreciation of, and interest in, local and provincial history. Its credentials have been established by virtue of its many efforts to record, interpret, publicize, and preserve Ontario’s heritage, and its policy of coordinating and encouraging the work, of local historical organizations and museums.

FORMAT: Digital Download (PDF – scanned from original)

PUBLISHER: The Ontario Historical Society

YEAR: 1976

ISBN: n/a

PAGES: 397 (Note: Any blank pages have been deliberately omitted.)

 

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABBREVIATIONS

CHAPTER ONE: THE ORIGINS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MOVEMENT IN ONTARIO

CHAPTER TWO: THE FORMING OF THE ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1888-1898

CHAPTER THREE: CONCEPTS AND ATTITUDES, 1898-1914

CHAPTER FOUR: AMBITION DENIED 1898-1914

CHAPTER FIVE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION 1898-1914

CHAPTER SIX: WARTIME DECLINE AND TWENTIES RECOVERY

CHAPTER SEVEN: “TO THE VERY EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE”: DEPRESSION AND WAR

CHAPTER EIGHT: COPING WITH THE LIMITS OF GROWTH

EPILOGUE: SOME NEW WINE IN AN OLD BOTTLE

APPENDIX:

i) THE PRESIDENTS OF THE ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

ii) THE SECRETARIES AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS OF THE ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

iii) THE TREASURERS OF THE ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

iv) THE SITES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING

INDEX

ILLUSTRATIONS:

1) The Rev. Henry Scadding

2) F. Barlow Cumberland

3) OHS Meeting, Simcoe, 1922

4) OHS Meeting; members of the Executive, Orillia, 1940

5) Line drawing of Fort York

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