EVENTS

Event Calendar

The Swansea Historical Society holds monthly meetings at 7:15 p.m. in the Rousseau Room at Swansea Town Hall on the first Wed of Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, March, April, and May, with a short business meeting followed by a guest speaker, light refreshments and time to reminisce. Our annual guided historical walk is held the first Saturday in June. Please confirm all events prior to attending as dates and venues may change.

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Swansea Historical Society at Swansea Town Hall, Oct 3, 2017

Sep
22
Sat
Weston Heritage Weekend highlights “Roots, Rocks and Pioneers”: See http://heritageweston.com/ for details, but note the archaeological identification clinic Saturday at 9 am and the historical walk Sunday at 1:30 pm
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all day
Sep
27
Thu
Etobicoke Historical Society meeting – “A Royal Presentation: Curating the Dress Collection at Kensington Palace” with Alexandra Kim, now a curator with the City of Toronto @ Montgomery's Inn
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
29
Sat
Swansea Historical Society’s Annual Simcoe Walk, Part I – In September 1793, Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe left Lake Ontario exploring possible transportation routes northward, starting with the “Carrying Place” along the Humber River. In this annual event, the Swansea Historical Society re-traces the first day of Simcoe’s journey. Participants are welcome to just experience the morning walk as far as Bloor Street, the afternoon walk north toward Eglinton Flats, or the entire day (bring a lunch or try a restaurant in Bloor West Village during the break). @ Rousseaux Site
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am
Swansea Historical Society’s Annual Simcoe Walk, Part II – In September 1793, Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe left Lake Ontario exploring possible transportation routes northward, starting with the “Carrying Place” along the Humber River. In this annual event, the Swansea Historical Society re-traces the first day of Simcoe’s journey. Participants are welcome to just experience the morning walk as far as Bloor Street, the afternoon walk north toward Eglinton Flats, or the entire day (bring a lunch or try a restaurant in Bloor West Village during the break). @ Alex Ling Fountain
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
3
Wed
SHS Meeting: Speakers: Trevor Parkins-Sciberras and David Reigate – “Tales of Toronto Transit” Join local transit enthusiasts Trevor Parkins-Sciberras and David Reigate for an enjoyable and interesting presentation on the history of Toronto transit. In addition to an extensive collection of photographs of transit vehicles past and present, Trevor has also created an amazing display of scale models of TTC vehicles using Lego. @ Swansea Town Hall
Oct 3 @ 7:15 pm

Speaker: SHS Board Member and author Thelma Wheatley will return to the podium to talk about the subject of her latest book “Brown on White: Mixed-Race Marriage in Toronto in the 1960s”.

Oct
4
Thu
West Toronto Junction Historical Society meeting – “An Evening with Christopher Moore” Neil Ross conducts a live interview with award-winning historian Christopher Moore @ Annette Library
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
11
Thu
Heritage York History Night – “Hurricane Hazel Night” Cherri Hurst of Weston Historical Society will talk about Hazel’s impact on the Town of Weston and the tragedy of Raymore Drive. @ Lambton House
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
12
Fri
Heritage York Pub Night, musical act Shaolin Temple Pilots. Doors open at 6 pm with roast beef sandwiches on sale, music at 8:00 pm, and no cover! @ Lambton House
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm
Oct
13
Sat
Hurricane Hazel Walk – Madeleine McDowell leads this Toronto Field Naturalists walk from the Old Mill Subway station, ending at the Lambton House for tea @ Old Mill Subway Station
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
18
Thu
Etobicoke Historical Society meeting – “Toronto’s 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic” with historian Jamie Bradburn @ Montgomery's Inn
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm