March Meeting

This month is “Bring & Brag”. Come and be astounded by what historical documents and artifacts are cherished by local residents, members and Museum staff at this month’s meeting at Riverwalk Commons. Everyone is welcome on Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30PM-9PM.

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February Meeting

Join Bruce Carmody “The Storyteller” http://www.thestoryteller.ca on Wednesday February 18th at 7:30PM – 9PM at Riverwalk Commons . Bruce will speak on The Avril Arrow from the eyes of a young son of one of the engineers for the project as well as the story of a food drop to the starving Dutch people near the end of the Second World War.

October Meeting

Wednesday, October. 15, 2014 Newmarket Historical Society at Riverwalk Commons 7:30pm-9pm.

“How did the commemoration of the Bicentenary of the War of 1812 connect with the general public”

David Brunelle, the Project Director for the Southern Georgian Bay War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee will describe how the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 caught the attention and imagination of the general public. Over the three years of the commemoration, the information, events and activities helped all of us grasp an understanding of “the war that defined Canadians as Canadians”.

September 2014

World War I: The Beginning by Ron Atkins Wednesday, September 17th 7:30 pm, Riverwalk Commons Lion’s Hall Join Ron Atkins of the Museum of Applied Military History and a founding member of Newmarket’s First World War Centennial Committee at Riverwalk Commons Lion’s Hall, Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30 pm. The presentation will examine the events that directed the start of the conflict and how they impacted the early months of fighting. The Historical Society meets every third Wednesday of the month except for July, August and December. Admission is free. New members to the Newmarket Historical Society are always welcome at the monthly meetings, the annual fee is $15.

June 2014 meeting

Join the Newmarket Historical Society at the Quaker Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, on Wednesday, June 18th at 7:30, to hear Phillip Smith discuss the impact of Yellow Fever on the Quakers that helped found Newmarket. For more information email: newmarkethistoricalsociety@hotmail.ca

For more information on the Quaker Meeting House location see this link: http://www.town.newmarket.on.ca/en/townhall/quakermeetinghouse.asp

Phillip Smith at the Quaker Meeting House

Phillip Smith at the Quaker Meeting House

May 2014

Wednesday, May 21st 7:30pm – 9pm Newmarket Historical Society

Newmarket Historical Society presents “Recession, Renaissance, and Renewal: Main Street’s Second Century 1900 to 2000” at Riverwalk Commons Lion’s Hall. Bob Buchan, Pam Hambrock, and Betty Sanderson will take us on a journey through the times that defined and developed Main Street in the 20th Century. Event kicks off at 7:30 and there is always refreshments and a friendly social break. Newcomers are welcome.