Brampton Historical Society


PAST SPEAKERS


March 16, 2017 – Annual General Meeting: City Heritage Report


February 16, 2017 – Steve Collie, Historian and BHS Member - Come learn about “Hauntings” and

about the research being done by Steve.  Also learn about one of the three paranormal tour companies

in the GTA Area called “After Dark Tours” and join us for a fun-filled evening!


January 19, 2017 - Members Show and Tell - Join us for a fun-filled evening with a variety of interesting Canadian themed items, stories, photos etc.  Please email Monica a brief description of your item you wish to bring at monica.polley@rogers.com.  Everyone is encouraged to participate!


November 17, 2016 - Craig Heron, Professor of History at York University, Author, will be giving a thoroughly enjoyable presentation on his book, "Booze: A Distilled History." Come learn about the history of Canadian drink and drinking from the European conquest to the present! Books for sale too!

October 20, 2016 - Jim Leonard, Regional Archivist and Supervisor of Archives at Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) will be giving a presentation on a variety of interesting historic artifacts - come join us and be prepared to learn all about these treasures! 


September 15, 2016 - Andrew Welch, Actor, Improvisor, Designer, Director, Town Crier for Caledon and Erin, will be discussing the role of the Town Crier. Come learn all about this honourable and extraordinary profession which dates back hundreds of years!

July and August 2016 - No Meetings


June 16, 2016 - Karen Millyard, Social Dance Historian, Consultant, Workshop Leader - Learn all about the history of social dancing in early Canada and be prepared to learn a simple dance as volunteers will be needed - members are invited to wear their favourite vintage dance clothing!


May 19, 2016 - Diane Reid and Sarah Walker, Historians - Come learn about "Getting Dressed in 1885" and join us for a fun-filled evening with different costumes and collections of vintage garments for women, men and children. Members are encouraged to proudly show off their favourite vintage clothing!

Upcoming Speakers


April 20, 2017 – John McDonald, Historian, will be giving a power point presentation on the creation of the Halton/Peel County after the War of 1812 and the man behind the name “Halton.”

 May 18, 2017 – Sandra Joyce, Journalist/Publicist, Teacher, Storyteller, will be giving a power point presentation entitled, “Finding Family at the Tower of London,” based on the true story of her discovery of her father’s past.  Books will be on sale! 

 June 15, 2017 – Chris Raible, Retired Minister, Museum Historic Interpreter and Writer, will be giving a presentation on the “Life and Times of William Lyon Mackenzie and the 1837 Rebellion” – discover his hiding and being helped in the Brampton area.  Books for sale.


​September 21, 2017 – Debra Porter and Claire Cooper, Historians, will be giving a unique power point presentation on the “History of Grace United Church.”  Come join us at Grace United Church and celebrate the 150th year of the Sanctuary!  Refreshments and tours will be available.

 October 19, 2017 – Barbara Dickson, Historian and Author, will be discussing her book “Bomb Girls:  Trading Aprons for Ammo,” the historical record of Canada’s biggest WWII munitions plant, General Engineering Company Canada Limited near Scarborough Auditorium.  Books for sale!

 November 16, 2017, Linda Granfield, Historian and Author, will be giving a power point presentation on the beloved poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Canadian poet and doctor, John McCrae.  Come learn about the poet’s life, the war on the battlefield and how it led to the poppy tradition on Remembrance Day.  Books for sale! 

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from September to June

Start time 7:15 PM - end time is approximately 8:30 PM

Location: Heart Lake Community Presbyterian Church

25 Ruth Ave., Brampton