2017 Monthly Meeting Schedule

The Newmarket Historical Society hosts its meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Newmarket Lion’s Hall (200 Doug Duncan Dr.). All are welcome!

January 18, 2017: Annual General Meeting

February 15, 2017: Bring & Brag
Members are invited to bring in a treasure to share with other members. It could be a mystery to solve, a family heirloom, a letter or document, or a curiosity. And it may come with an interesting, tragic, or amusing story!

March 15, 2017: From Typewriter to Tablet – The Evolution of Office Machinery
NHS Treasurer Lena Thorogood will talk to us about the incredible changes in office processes due to machines, in the 50 years she has been working.


April 19, 2017: The Friendly Rivalry Between Newmarket and Aurora
Aurora historian Jackie Stuart will talk to us about the friendly rivalry between Newmarket and Aurora over the years. Bring your own stories!

Friendly Rivalry

May 17, 2017: The Souterrain Impression Exhibit
The Canadian Historical Documentation and Imaging Group will display the images and carvings made in 1917 by Canadian soldiers hiding from the enemy in underground caves in France, prior to the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Note: there is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members to attend this lecture. 

Souterrain Exhibit

June Members Only: The History of Bogarttown
Celebrate the launch of the NHS’ latest occasional paper in the very spot it all happened. Hosted by the NHS members living in this historic area.

September 20, 2017: 1967 Newmarket Celebrates Canada’s Centennial
NHS Past President Bob Buchan will take us back 50 years to 1967 to Canada’s Centennial celebration in Newmarket.  Learn how the people in the town celebrated 100 years of Canadian history. Discover the parades, projects, events, and activities that marked this Centennial celebration in the midst of a population boom, plans for urban renewal, and the call for municipal reorganization.

NHS Promo - September 20

October 18, 2017: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Barb Pratt of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society will present on Lucy’s life in Leaskdale during the Great War.

LMM Promo

November Members Only: N.H.S. Christmas Potluck Dinner