Coming Events Fall- 2017

On Tuesday, September 26, Barrie City Hall, Huronia Room, 7:30 pm, Dave Town will be giving a presentation to the BHA and the SCHA on “Orillia’s Civil War,” an account of the struggle, between 1832 and 1836, for the ownership of the original 51 acre townsite. Up against each other were government agents, Methodist missionaries, white settlers and the Chippewa, each with their own goals and agendas for this strategic area.

On Tuesday, October 24, at the Barrie City Hall, in the Huronia Room at 7:30 pm   Catharine Wilson will be speaking to the BHA and the SCHA on the subject of “Rural Diaries.” This might appear to be a rather mundane subject but diaries, can also give a revealing insight to life as it was lived long ago. Catharine Wilson teaches Canadian History at the University of Guelph and she is the founder of the Rural Diary Archives an online collection of over 150 diaries about fascinating people and their times.

On Tuesday November, 15, at the Barrie Legion at 7:30, Steve Glover will be speaking about the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele.

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