Events Calendar

Upcoming Events Across Ontario

Swansea Historical Society May 2019 Meeting

Swansea Town Hall 95 Lavinia Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Speaker: Alexandra Kim – “A Royal Presentation: Curating the Dress Collection at Kensington Palace” Have you ever wondered what it is like to dress like a King or Queen? Learn how to dress “royally” from Alexandra Kim, formerly a Curator at England's historic Kensington Palace, home of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection which contains items...

Swansea Historical Society April 2019 Meeting

Swansea Town Hall 95 Lavinia Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Speaker: Kelly Mathews – “The Road to Marylake” In 2018, we enjoyed a most entertaining talk by author Kelly Mathews on the subject of Lady Flora Eaton's lavish country estate in King Township. We are delighted that Kelly will be returning to talk about the subject of her latest book which deals with “Marylake”, the...

Swansea Historical Society March 2019 Meeting

Swansea Town Hall 95 Lavinia Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Speaker: John Maniezzo – “When Swansea Was Dry” Did you know that the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the Province of Ontario between 1916 and 1927, or that some municipalities, including Swansea, were “dry” for even longer periods of time, under a provision known as “Local Option”? A restaurant partly in Swansea and...

Swansea Historical Society February 2019 Meeting

Swansea Town Hall 95 Lavinia Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Speaker: Gregory Klages – “The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson” In 1917, shortly before his 40th birthday, the renowned Canadian landscape artist, Tom Thomson, died under mysterious circumstances in Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park. Was it accidental, or was he a murder victim? Author Gregory Klages will talk about Tom Thomson and the various theories that...

Swansea Historical Society December 2018 Meeting

Swansea Town Hall 95 Lavinia Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Speaker: Plum Johnson – They Left Us Everything Plum Johnson is a Canadian writer raised in Oakville, who won the RBC Taylor Prize in 2015 for her memoir They Left Us Everything. In it, she describes discovering history in what parents leave behind, and about the importance of preserving it to make sense of the...