The Orillia Spirit is Born

The Orillia Spirit is Born

The Orillia Spirt is Born CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING Back by popular demand, local historian Dave Town will kick off the 2024 OMAH History Speaker series on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 with a brand new talk based on his newest book, The Orillia Spirt is Born....
The Simcoe County Forest – ‘A Century of Growth and Renewal’

The Simcoe County Forest – ‘A Century of Growth and Renewal’

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING The Simcoe County Forest – ‘A Century of Growth and Renewal’ Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7PM ON ZOOM In the 19th century vast quantities of virgin timber in much of south and central Ontario was harvested by European settlers....
THE BLACK SWAMP GANG

THE BLACK SWAMP GANG

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING THE BLACK SWAMP GANG Around 1880 the whole of north Simcoe County was terrorized by the Black Swamp Gang who robbed farms and then intimidated the farmers into silence through barn-burnings and other threatened vandalism.  The gang...
FROM VIRGINIA TO CANADA

FROM VIRGINIA TO CANADA

From Virginia to Canada: The Journey of My Black Ancestors (A Black History Month Presentation)   WATCH THE RECORDING While breaking down his ancestral brick wall, which had him stumped for almost thirty years, Paul Barber, a Caucasian born and raised Canadian, found...