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.
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”.
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.
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.