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Honours and Awards Program

Honours and Awards Program

Honours and Awards

2017 Nominations Now Open!

By Daniel Dishaw

DOWNLOAD the 2017-18 Honours and Awards Nomination Brochure  In 1967, The Ontario Historical Society established an awards program to honour…

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The 2016 OHS Annual Report is now available

The 2016 OHS Annual Report is now available

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By Hassam Munir

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OHS Participates in Doors Open Toronto for 18th Consecutive Year

OHS Participates in Doors Open Toronto for 18th Consecutive Year

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By Hassam Munir

 The OHS welcomed over 800 visitors to the historic John McKenzie House for Doors Open Toronto 2017, held May 27 and…

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Restoring the Cross (Smith) Cemetery

Restoring the Cross (Smith) Cemetery

Cemetery Preservation

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By Hassam Munir

Allison Gibson In 2011, while researching my family history, I discovered that my maternal fourth great-grandparents, William Brandiga Smith and…

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Halton Freedom Festival

The 2017 Halton Freedom Festival (HFF), organized by the Halton Black History Awareness Society, will be held in Burlington, ON, between August 4 and September 2. The festival recognizes and celebrates diverse cultures in appreciation of Canada's Black heritage, history and cultural contributions, and also celebrates the Emancipation Proclamations of Canada and the USA. The HFF will include an art exhibition and a speakers’ forum. OHS board member Janie Cooper-Wilson will discuss Canadian Black history and the importance of communities working together to preserve that history. The OHS encourages you to participate in this great line-up of events at the Halton Freedom Festival!

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Owen Sound Emancipation Festival

The 155th anniversary of the Owen Sound Emancipation Festival will be held in Owen Sound, ON from August 4–6. It is the longest continuously running emancipation-related celebration in North America, going back to 1862. The festival is dedicated to learning about, recognizing, and celebrating those who made the journey from slavery to freedom on the Underground Railroad possible. Events at this year’s festival include a speakers’ forum featuring renowned author Lawrence Hill, the Ancestors’ Breakfast, the "North is Freedom" photo exhibit, and more. Daniel Dishaw, Communications and Outreach Coordinator at the OHS, will be attending the festival. The OHS encourages you to participate in these great programs at the Owen Sound Emancipation Festival!

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Amherstburg Freedom Museum Emancipation Gala

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum will be hosting their Emancipation Gala on August 4, 2017 in Amherstburg, ON. The Emancipation Celebration recognizes the abolition of slavery in Canada (1833). The event will feature a dinner and dance. OHS president Caroline Di Cocco will be representing the Ontario Historical Society at this year's Emancipation Gala in Amherstburg. encourages you to participate in the celebration at the Emancipation Gala.

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