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

Mar
26
Tue
Simcoe Seminar Presented by Heritage York – Join speakers Colonel Dwayne Hobbs, Lieutenant-Colonel Phil Halton, and Captain Chris Wattie for a panel discussion on the topic, “Conflict in Afghanistan: Will it Ever End?” @ Lambton House
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
3
Wed
SHS Meeting: Speaker: Kelly Mathews – “The Road to Marylake”. In 2018, we enjoyed a most entertaining talk by authorKelly 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 neighbouring country estate of Sir Henry Pellatt, better known as the builder of Casa Loma. @ Swansea Town Hall
Apr 3 @ 7:15 pm

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 past.

Apr
4
Thu
West Toronto Junction Historical Society meeting – Ann Birch presents “Duelling in a New World: The Story of John White, Canada’s first Attorney-General” @ Annette Library
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
5
Fri
Heritage York Pub Night, musical act Hawk’s Nest. Doors open at 6 pm with roast beef sandwiches on sale, music at 8:00 pm, and no cover! @ Lambton House
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
11
Thu
Heritage York History Night – Sunday Harrison of Green Thumbs will talk about involving children in gardening @ Lambton House
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm
May
1
Wed
SHS Meeting: 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 dating from the 1500s to the present day. After working in a variety of British museums, Alexandra moved to Canada. She is now a Curator with the City of Toronto, in charge of Montgomery’s Inn in Etobicoke and Gibson House in North York. @ Swansea Town Hall
May 1 @ 7:15 pm

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 past.

May
2
Thu
West Toronto Junction Historical Society meeting – TBA @ Annette Library
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
May
3
Fri
Jane’s Walk Festival Weekend – Specific walks TBA
May 3 – May 5 all day
Heritage York Pub Night, musical act John and Julie Dorsey. Doors open at 6 pm with roast beef sandwiches on sale, music at 8:00 pm, and no cover! @ Lambton House
May 3 @ 6:00 pm
May
9
Thu
Heritage York History Night – Ted Glenn on “Riding Into Battle: Canadian Cyclists in the Great War” @ Lambton House
May 9 @ 7:30 pm