Looking forward, into the past
L-R: Ted Duncan and John Merritt of the Simcoe County Historical Association, talk shop under an old maple tree while visiting the Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church, Tuesday. The group celebrated its 125th anniversary and is hoping to expand by connecting with other historical groups in the area. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network
Board of Directors
Board Representatives of Member Associations
Barrie Historical Archive: Deb Exel
Barrie Historical Association: Mark Fisher
Orillia Museum of Art and History: Ted Duncan
Visit the Website for complete information. An event designed for people of all ages, families, historians, farmers, educators and more. Partake in hands -on demonstrations, view military artefacts, speak with knowledgeable participants, enjoy musical entertainment or stroll through Market Square and purchase hand-crafted items. Displays of vintage vehicles, farming and construction equipment, steam engines, hit and miss motors, genealogical information, church tours, costumed volunteers and the list goes on. This unique event will allow you to reconnect with your past and old friends while meeting new ones.
Share Your WWI StoryThe Canada’s History website – Canada’s Great War Album is asking for you to Submit Your Story by sending them scanned WWI photos, letters, or mementos from your family’s collection and they will include them on this website. From the front lines to the homefront — help ensure these great Canadians are never forgotten.Have a look at stories that have already been submitted. Read about fascinating stories such as Hidden Messages and Code Words used in letters home and how members of a family served overseas and others had to stay behind to support war efforts on the homefront.