Brampton Historical Society

Meetings are held at Heart Lake Presbyterian Church

 On the 3rd Thursday of every month

 September to June, except December

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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(Annual Membership $30.00 and ​Guests $5.00)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​2024 UPCOMING SPEAKERS:

January 18, 2024 - ​Chris Drew, Transit Advocator & Anastasia Abrazhevich, COB Heritage Planner "New Historic Plaque for the Brampton Station" 

February 15, 2024 - Members Show & Tell

March 21, 2024 - AGM General Meeting

April 18, 2024 - Lynne Golding, Lawyer and Author, "The Life and Times of Influential Peel Countians" 

May 16, 2024 - Gregory Klages, Author/Historian/Heritage Culture Policy Advocate, "The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson"

June 20, 2024 - John Fera, Historian/Collector, "Antique Firearms"

September 19, 2024 - Annemarie Hagan, Veteran Museum Administrator, "From Cabbagetown Dropout to the Ontario College of Art" 

​​2023 PAST SPEAKERS:

January 19, 2023 - J.M. Doucette, "Toronto's Lost Golf Courses" 

March 16, 2023 - AGM General Meeting  

April 20, 2023 - Astrid Peters, Author "Sibylla, One Story at a Time" 

May 18, 2023 - Dan O'Reilly, BHS Member, Wildfield

June 15, 2023 - Members Show & Tell

September 21, 2023 - Ted Barris, Battle of the Atlantic:  Gauntlet to Victory

October 19, 2023 -  Glenn McFarlane, Lending a (Canad)arm to Space

November 16, 2023 - Jonathan Scotland, BHS Member, The Life Expectancy of Canada’s Great War Veterans
December - No Meeting, Happy Holidays


2022 SPEAKERS:

January 20, 2022 - Aidan Nault, Student and 2021 BHS Paul Hunt Bursary Award Winner, History of Hockey in Brampton and Bramalea

February 17, 2022 - Lynne Golding, Lawyer and Author, Canada in the Roaring 20's

March 17, 2022 - AGM General Meeting

April 21, 2022 - Victoria MacPhail, Ecologist and Co-Founder of Pollination Park, Guelph's Pollinator Park

May 19, 2022 - Alison Gammage, Student and 2021 BHS Paul Hunt Bursary Award Winner, Battles that took place during the war of 1812

June 16, 2022 - Lynne Golding, Lawyer and Author, The Mending: Beneath the Alders Series

September 15, 2022 - Jonathan Scotland, BHS member, The Dictionary of Canadian Biography  

October 20, 2022 - Members Show & Tell

November 17, 2022 - Randy Barber, Historian & Collector, Sir Winston Churchill 


2021 SPEAKERS:

November 18, 2021 - Members Show & Tell VIA ZOOM

October 21, 2021 - Randy Barber, Historian & Collector, History of Barbering and Shaving 

September 16, 2021 -  Professor Mark Rector, Author, Canadian Women Inventors

June 17, 2021 - Annual General Meeting 

May 20, 2021 - Lynne Golding, Lawyer and Author, The Beleaguered: Beneath the Alders Series

April 15, 2021 - Professor Mark Rector, Author, Canada’s Military Triumphs and Military Inventions

March 18, 2021 - Marc Tomei, BHS Member, PART 2 OF 2 Exploration of Brampton

February 18, 2021 - Marc Tomei, BHS Member, PART 1 OF 2 Exploration of Brampton

January 2021 -  Professor Mark Rector, Author, OH CANADA!  Our Home and Inventive Land  

2020 SPEAKERS:

January 16, 2020 – Members Show & Tell

February 20, 2020 - Monica Polley, BHS Member, Historic Brampton Member Photos 

March - June 2020 - MEETINGS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Oct 22, 2020 – ​ Annual General Meeting via Zoom


2019 PAST SPEAKERS:

November 21, 2019 - Saul Svirplys, Architectural Historian/Suburban Geographer, History of Bramalea

October 17, 2019 - Glenn McFarlane, Musician/Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist, Family's 200-year History in New Brunswick

September 19, 2019 - David Neelands, Dean Emeritus of Divinity, In Search of a Better Life: the Graham-Reed Settlements from New York City to Peel County in 1819

July and August - No meetings

June 20, 2019 – Dave Patterson, Inspirational Speaker and Author, The Extraordinary Number of Indian Gifts to the World

May 16, 2019 – Geoff Acheson, BHS member, Lighting of the Past 

April 18, 2019 – Lynne Golding, Lawyer and Author, The Innocent: Beneath the Alders Series

March 21, 2019 – Annual General Meeting

February 21, 2019 – Paul Willoughby, BHS member, History of the Haggert Family & the Haggert Brothers Manufacturing Company​

January 17, 2019 – Members Show & Tell


2018 PAST SPEAKERS:

November 15, 2018 - Martin Howard, Collector and Historian, Typewriters 

October 18, 2018 - Sandra McNamara, Historian, Life and Times of the United Empire Loyalists

​September 20, 2018 – Paul Racher, Archaeologist and Historian, The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)

June 21, 2018 - Jim Leonard, Regional Archivist and Supervisor of Archives at PAMA, Brampton Films produced by local photographer, Cecil Chinn 

May 17, 2018 - Jean Robinson, Author Historian, Early One-room Schoolhouses in Peel County

April 19, 2018 - Dr. Arne Kislenko, Historian and Professor, The History of Espionage and Intelligence Services  

March 15, 2018 - Annual General Meeting

February 15, 2018 - Catherine Carreiro, BHS member, Brampton Library 101

January 18, 2018- Members Show & Tell


2017 PAST SPEAKERS:

November 16, 2017 - Linda Granfield, Historian and Author, In Flanders Fields

October 19, 2017 – Barbara Dickson, Historian and Author, Bomb Girls:  Trading Aprons for Ammo

September 21, 2017 – Debra Porter and Claire Cooper, Historians, History of Grace United Church

June 22, 2017 – Chris Raible, Retired Minister, Life and Times of William Lyon Mackenzie and the 1837 Rebellion

May 18, 2017 – Sandra Joyce, Journalist/Publicist, Finding Family at the Tower of London
April 20, 2017 – John McDonald, Historian, Creation of the Halton/Peel County after the War of 1812
March 16, 2017 – Annual General Meeting

February 16, 2017 – Steve Collie, BHS member, Hauntings
January 19, 2017 - Members Show and Tell 


2016 PAST SPEAKERS:
November 17, 2016 - Craig Heron, Professor, Booze: A Distilled History

October 20, 2016 - Jim Leonard, Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA), Interesting Historic Artifacts 
September 15, 2016 - Andrew Welch, Actor, The Role of the Town Crier

June 16, 2016 - Karen Millyard, Social Dance Historian, The History of Social Dancing
May 19, 2016 - Diane Reid and Sarah Walker, Historians, Getting Dressed in 1885

Next Meeting:

FEBRUARY 15, 2024  7PM

Members Show & Tell