Join us on May 9th for our annual AGM, with our special guest, Dr. Carl Benn.
About this event
The Town of York Historical Society will hold its 39th Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 9 online via Zoom. Following the business meeting, there will be a special presentation by Dr. Carl Benn, who will speak on Mohawk Chief John Norton and the Indigenous Great Lakes, 1780s-1820s.
Dr. Carl Benn joined X University in 2008 as both a faculty member and Chair of the Department of History. Before then, he worked in the museum field for several decades, where he fulfilled senior curatorial and managerial duties, restored historical properties, curated exhibits and period-room settings, and produced educational and other public services. He oversaw the department’s operations from 2008 to 2013, with the highlight being the introduction of a new degree in History as well as a History Minor. Since completing his five-year term as chair, he has been able to devote more time to teaching and research.
His courses focus on museum history, curatorship, heritage management, material culture, and archaeology. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award in 2012 and is a member of the graduate faculty.
Dr. Benn’s extensive publications include six history books. His most recent is A Mohawk Memoir from the War of 1812: John Norton – Teyoninhokarawen (2019). In 2020, it won the Canadian Historical Association’s Clio Prize for the best book on the history of Ontario.
How to attend:
This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom. Details on how to join are included in the confirmation email. Participants can attend via computer, tablet, smartphone or dial-in via phone.
FREE for TYHS members, $10 for non-members. Memberships and membership renewals are available HERE.