2016 SCHA Meetings 


Date: Tuesday April 26, 2016 (Joint Meeting- SCHA and BHA)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Barrie City Hall
Speaker: Jamie Hunter
Jamie Hunter has been a resident of Barrie and Midland for the last 50 years .He has established numerous connections to the archaeology,history and material culture studies of the Wendat and subsequent French,British,and Canadian historical records, archives, and artifacts  pertaining to this area’s fascinating history. Educated in Barrie under Bill Bell and Ross Channen and later in Midland by Wilfrid Jury and Bill Russell and then onto Trent University where he studied under Kenneth Kidd he brings a wealth of knowledge to his subjects. Jamie  worked for the provincial Ministry of Culture, Ste. Marie among the Hurons and Huronia Museum and is regarded as an expert on this areas archaeology and history. He lives just outside Midland with his wife Rosemary and together enjoy travelling and entertaining their grandchildren.

TopicThe Life of Samuel de Champlain and his brief sojourn in Wendake, the homeland at the time to the Wendat Confederacy is outlined in a talk/slide show by retired Curator Jamie Hunter. His presentation incorporates some of the new information that has come to light over the last 5 years as celebrations leading up to the 400 anniversary uncovered such things as his actual birthdate, his early military career,and his relationships to Henri IV and Louis XIII. The presentation promises to be a  brief but interesting balance between the expectations of the French  to their new  Wendat allies and to the exploration and knowledge about the new lands known as New France.


SCHA and BHA Annual General Meetings

Date: Tuesday May 31, 2016
Time: Dinner 6:00 p.m. followed by speaker, then business meetings
Cost: $25.00
Contact for Tickets:
Gord Harris
Location: Midhurst United Church
SpeakerTom Villemaire
Mr.  Villemaire has an extensive website under his name and Historylab.ca His engaging articles have been appearing in the Examiner.
Topic TBA

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