2018 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 17, 2018: Annual General Meeting

Presentation of the Annual General Report, presentations by the Board, slide show looking back at 2017, and election of the new Board for 2018. All members are strongly encouraged to attend.
7:30 PM Newmarket Lion’s Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. 

February 21, 2018: 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!
7:30 PM Newmarket Lion’s Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. 

March 21, 2018: Samuel de Champlain
Christian Bode, President of the Société d’histoire de Toronto, will speak to us about arguably the greatest explorer of Canada: Samuel de Champlain! Christian has been to Newmarket before – in 2015 he led the recreation of Etienne Brule’s 1615 canoe trip through the region, and stopped in Riverwalk Commons where NHS hosted his group.
7:30 PM Newmarket Lion’s Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. 

April 18, 2018: William Lyon Mackenzie King
NHS Member and Treasurer Lena Thorogood will entertain us by sharing the history of Canada’s longest serving Prime Minister, and grandson of the leader of the 1837 Rebellion.
7:30 PM Newmarket Lion’s Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. 

Special Event: May 16, 2018: The Great Escape – A Canadian Story: An Evening with Ted Barris
Ted Barris is an award-winning, bestselling Canadian writer, whose piece The Great Escape: A Canadian Story earned the 2014 Libris Non-Fiction of the Year Award. Join us for “an evening with Ted Barris” to hear a unique retelling of WWII’s most dramatic P.O.W. escape from this celebrated Canadian author.
$5.00 Entry Fee for Non-Members!
7:30 PM Newmarket Lion’s Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. 

June 20, 2018: Members Only

September 19, 2018: Peter Matthews – The Other 1837 Martyr
John Edwards and Julia Oakes will visit us from the Pickering Museum Village, in costume, to get us ready for Rebel Heartland 2018 at the end of the month.
7:30 PM Newmarket Lion’s Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr.

October 17, 2018: Life of the Elman Campbell Museum
Beth (Sinyard) Hart will take us down memory lane with her story of being the first and only Curator of our local museum. Come and help thank Beth for all her work on
behalf of Newmarket’s heritage as she begins her well deserved retirement.
7:30 PM Newmarket Lion’s Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr.

November 3-17, 2018: *Final Year* Of the Interactive Trench Exhibit, including Vimy Ridge Subway Tunnel and *New* Victory Arch
Newmarket Historical Society’s First World War Centennial Committee is proud to bring back to Old Town Hall for a final year, our Interactive Trench Exhibit. Experience a unique look at Newmarket’s history during the First World War; travel through a replica trench and a Vimy Ridge Subway Tunnel, and walk through a recreated Victory Arch to learn about Newmarket soldiers’ experiences after the war. Plus First World War artifacts, real footage of Newmarket soldiers heading off to war, and more!
November 3-17, 2018, Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St.
Monday to Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Weekends from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Closed: November 16

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