Looking forward, into the past.

Ted Duncan and John Merritt of the Simcoe County Historical Association, talk shop under an old maple tree while visiting the Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church, Tuesday. The group celebrated its 125th anniversary and is hoping to expand by connecting with other historical groups in the area.  Read the full article here.

      2018 Meeting Schedule         

February Meeting

When: Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018  – 7:30 pm
Where: Barrie City Hall, Huronia Room
Guest SpeakerKarolyn Smardz Frost, Author, and Governor General’s Award Winner
Topic: Discussion on her book Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom – And Her Long Road Back to the South






March 20, 2018
– Annual General Meeting 

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Where: Barrie City Hall, Huronia Room
AGM followed by Guest Speakers
Donna Wice and Deb Exel
Topic: Historical Humour








Share Your WWI Story! The Canada’s History website – Canada’s Great War Album is asking for you to Submit Your Story by sending them scanned WWI photos, letters, or mementos from your family’s collection and they will include them on this website. From the front lines to the home front — help ensure these great Canadians are never forgotten. Have a look at stories that have already been submitted. Read about fascinating stories such as Hidden Messages and Code Words used in letters home and how members of a family served overseas and others had to stay behind to support war efforts on the home front.