New Book Available
Heckman’s Canadian Pacific: A Photographic Journey
by Ralph Beaumont


2015-2016 Meetings

September Meeting

When: Tues. Sept. 22, 2015
Where: Simcoe County Museum
Speaker: Donna Wice
Lake Simcoe a Heritage Lake and the Emily May


October Meeting

When: Tues. Oct. 20, 2015
Where: Simcoe County Museum
Speaker: Andrew Hunter Award Winner


 November Meeting
Joint Meeting with the Barrie Legion and the Barrie Historical Association

When: Tues. Nov. 17, 2015
Where: Royal Canadian Legion, Dr. W.C. (Bill) Little M.M. Branch 147
410 St. Vincent St. Barrie
SpeakerMajor John Fisher
Topic: The history of, and the upcoming celebration marking the 150th Anniversary of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters


Summer Events

Coldwater Canadian Heritage Museum
1474 Woodrow Rd.

bullet June, July and August
DEVON TEA will be served each Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout 

Enjoy the unique experience of enjoying a Devon Tea consisting of a pot of tea, freshly baked biscuits accompanied by butter, whipped cream, Devon cream and strawberry jam all served on fine china in the 1840 homestead.   $8.00 pp (cash only please)

bullet June 20, 10:00am – 4:00pm DOORS OPEN ORILLIA 

Visit the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum to experience an original circa 1840 homestead filled with artifacts and treasures from that era. In anticipation of the Pan Am Games you won’t want to miss our special exhibit showcasing Coldwater and area athletes and sporting equipment. Admission is free. A barbecue lunch will be available for purchase cash only please)

bullet June 20 and Sunday June 21 COLDWATER AND AREA STUDIO TOUR

Saturday Canadian Museum will be hosting Artists and Artisans as a part of the Coldwater and area studio tour. BBQ lunch will be available for purchase. For further details please visitwww.coldwatermuseum.com

bullet July 18, 2015   12:00 – 5:00


Join our hosts, Jane and Garfield Dunlop as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum and the 175th year of the Woodrow Homestead by pre purchasing a ticket to this very special event. Guests will be greeted with a Canadiana gift bag and a ticket for their Fancy Box Lunch.   You will want to explore the homestead, check out the unusual items in our gift shop and wander though our many out buildings prior to enjoying your lunch at one of the tables situated along the River Walk bordered by carefully tended heritage gardens. Silent auctions and various draws will also be of special interest. Musical entertainment by Dylan Lock and the Rugby Boys will be ongoing throughout the afternoon.   Tickets $50.00 pp. with a $25.00 tax receipt are available through our website  from a volunteer or by phoning the Museum after June 1 at 705 955-1930 

bullet July 19, 2015


At the Coldwater Canadiana Museum your whole family will enjoy the opportunity to take a step back in time and enjoy this special day designed as an old fashioned social. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an outdoor hymn sing and church service at 10:30. After lunch, tour the original 1840 homestead and outbuildings. The children will enjoy a number of activities designed just for them while the adults will enjoy the ongoing musical entertainment. This year we are proud to be welcoming the OPP Commissioner’s Own Pipes and Drums. You’re sure to meet old friends and make some new ones as you enjoy a fun day of heritage celebration and community. Admission is by donation. A barbeque lunch along with soft drinks and water will be available for purchase (Cash only please) Buildings are wheelchair accessibly 

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SCHA Mailing Address

Send items to:
The Correspondence Secretary
Simcoe County Historical Association
P.O. Box 144
Barrie, ON L4M 4S9

Simcoe County Genealogy Help

Simcoe County Archives
1149 Highway 26
R.R. #2
Minesing, ON L0L 1Y2
Phone: (705) 726-9331
Toll Free: 1-866-893-9300
Fax: (705) 725-5341
Email: archives@simcoe.ca
Open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Simcoe County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society

2013-2014 Association Member Meetings

Monthly meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Tuesday in:
May - AGM

Membership Information

Annual Membership fee:
- Single or Institutional: $12.00
- Couple or Family: $15.00

Please join the S.C.H.A. by
contacting Earl Elliott, Membership Chair by phone: 705-734-9808
or by e-mail: earl.elliott@rogers.com