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History Education Through Art: C. W. Jeffreys draws the history of Simcoe

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

History Education Through Art: C. W. Jefferys draws the history of Simcoe

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7PM ON ZOOM

Dr. Frances Helyar, Professor Emerita of Education at Lakehead University, researches the history of education, including the adoption and use of textbooks in schools. The subject of her talk artist, C.W Jefferys, was a contemporary of the Group of Seven, instructor at the University of Toronto School of Architecture, and an executive member of both the Ontario Society of Artists and the Ontario Historical Society. During his lifetime, however, he was best known as an illustrator of school textbooks.

Join Dr. Helyar’s discussion about Jefferys’ work, focusing on his drawings depicting Simcoe County history, while also providing a glimpse into the representation of Canada’s past in early 20th century textbooks.


April 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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