London & Middlesex
Meetings & Events
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). Please check the City of London website due to major road construction in the downtown area.
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 18 Lorraine Tinsley, History of Oxford Park
February 15 Vanessa Brown, Forest City Killer: A Serial Killer, A Cold-Case Sleuth and A Search for Justice
March 15 Noelle Tangredi, St. Joseph's Hospital: History and Artefacts
April 19 Grant Maltman, Sir Frederick Grant Banting: The Artist
May 17 Elizabeth A. Moyer, The Kilworth: The Woodhull Settlement
June 21 Chris Lowry, Rebel Angel - story of Ross and Marion Woodman
*the path to discovery when working on a documentary
Rebel Angel is a film about identity, love, dysfunctional families, despair, the redemptive power of art, and the long,
relentless reach of mentorship. View the trailer at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rebelangel.
Seven years in the making, Rebel Angel paints a portrait of the evanescent cultural figure Ross Woodman (1922-2014),
Jungian author Marion Woodman, and their extraordinary marriage. Ross played a key role in the 'Regionalist' art scene
in London, Ontario in the 1960s which gave us many of Canada's most significant artists from that period. Marion was first introduced to Jung’s thought by Ross before they were married in the late 1950s.
September 23 LMHS/ACO London Region Branch Bus Trip
The joint bus trip will be travelling to Guelph on Saturday September 23rd. More details to follow.
October 18 Brian ‘Chip’ Martin, From Underground Railroad to Rebel Refuge: Canada and the Civil War
Retired reporter and journalist from the London Free Press and London author, Chip in his latest book,
reveals the breadth of this country’s involvement in the American Civil War. Martin’s research found that more
than 40,000 Americans came to Canada during the war and that twenty thousand people from Canada, including
the London region, went south to serve on both sides. Martin’s research explores what happened before, during
and after the Civil War not only in the London area, but across Southwestern Ontario and the Niagara region.
November 15 Annual General Meeting/Show & Tell
A brief AGM of LMHS executive members reports of 2023 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.