EVENTS

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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
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”.

Nov
7
Wed
SHS Meeting: Barbara Dickson – “Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo”. A unique glimpse into the lives and hearts of the courageous and dedicated Canadian women who worked in a top-secret World War Two munitions factory. @ Swansea Town Hall
Nov 7 @ 7:15 pm

Speaker: Barbara Dickson – “Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo”. Author and speaker Barbara Dickson has lived in Scarborough for more than 50 years. Imagine her surprise when she learned there were over four km of abandoned tunnels under the city, less than a km from where she lived. Her presentation offers a unique glimpse into the lives and hearts of the courageous and dedicated Canadian women who worked in a top-secret World War Two munitions factory.

Dec
5
Wed
SHS Meeting: Plum Johnson – “They Left Us Everything” describes discovering history in what parents leave behind, and about the importance of preserving it to make sense of the past. @ Swansea Town Hall
Dec 5 @ 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.