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Meetings & Events

                                                                     

 

                                                                         2023 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). 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 20      Hilary Bates Neary, Lewis Champion Chambers: A Black American missionary in

                                                                  London, Canada West, 1860-63

                               Come hear Hilary, historian/researcher/author, discuss her book on Chambers, and specifically his influence on

                                      London's Black community through his ministry at the British Methodist Episcopal (BME) Church, Thames Street, London

                                      (now located at Fanshawe Pioneer Village).

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.

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