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Meetings & Events



                                                                         2024 PROGRAMME

                                          LONDON AND MIDDLESEX HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Subject to change)


The speaker programme for the London and Middlesex Historical Society takes place on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Old Courthouse building, 399 Ridout St. N., London.

Notice: Limited free parking in lot behind the Courthouse, off King Street West.  Entry/exit to the building is from the south (by stairs from side door). 

Remember to arrive early as someone is required to let you in and no one is on duty after the meeting starts.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring a friend. These monthly meetings are free to the public.

January 17          Dan Brock, Five Events in 19th Century London

February 21        Anthony Sherwood and Dawn Miskelly, Fugitive Slave Chapel to new Black History Centre

                             Film producer, A. Sherwood gives an overview of the Fugitive Slave Chapel, its evolution and rediscovery, and journey to its various                                                            locations, including story of journey to final home to Fanshawe Pioneer Village by its Director.


March 20             Arthur McClelland, Two Traitors and Two Murderers :  London’s Double Hangings.

                              “Patriots” Joshua Gillian Doan and Amos Perley were hanged on February 6, 1839.  Sidney Ernest Murrell and C

                                      Clarence Topping were hanged on April 10. 1924.


April 17                Lorraine Tinsley, Woodside—Old South London: A Community's Heritage at Risk


May 15                        Glenn Stott, new book, Blood on the Snow (on Donnelly tragedy)

June 19                 John Cowie History of Thames Valley Golf Course on its 100th anniversary


September          Bus Trip to Guelph (details TBA)

October 16          Adeeb Hassan, History of the London's Muslim Community

                              The London Muslim Mosque is 1st in Ontario, 2nd in Canada.


November 20      Annual General Meeting/Show & Tell

                               A brief AGM of LMHS executive members reports of 2024 activities.  This is followed by attendees showing items 

                                      about London and area and giving brief history about or maybe asking for help identifying the object.



. N., London, ON, unless stated otherwise. Please arrive by 7:30 p.m., since there is no access to the building once meetings commence. Please enter through the side door. 

Parking is available in the parking lot behind the Old Courthouse. To enter the lot, press the button for Visitor parking. A Society member will let vehicles out of the parking lot so there is no charge for parking.  If an event is taking place on the same evening and they are charging for parking, let the attendant on duty know you are there for the Historical Society meeting and they will allow access to the parking lot if space is available. Early arrival is recommended.

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