Monday, November 17, 2008

Heritage Book Sale

Here is your chance to purchase heritage books - an excellent selection is in the offing of local history titles, local authors, children's books, anitiquarian, ephemera and second-hand books plus genealogy supplies. You can find all of this at the 18th Annual Heritage Book Fair sponsored by the Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society - Saturday, November 22 from 9-2:30 at St James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Photograph Exhibition at Joseph Brant Museum

A new exhibit at the Joseph Brant Museum called "Witness: The Photographs of Frank Wright", is an excellent opportunity to see life in Burlington during the busy years of development in the 1950's and '60's. The exibit of local photographer Frank Wright, who's career spanned 30 years, is made up of 68 photographs depicting everything from the building of the Skyway Bridge (fitting especially as the bridge is celebrating it's 50th year) to an evening at the famous Brant Inn.

The exhibit runs until April 3, 2009

for more information go to Joseph Brant Museum website

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

$2.5 Million Gift to McMaster University's Wilson Centre for Canadian History

This bequeath is good news for history lovers. McMaster's Chancellor, Red Wilson, is giving a $2.5 million present to the past. Wilson says "I think that Canadian history is an important thing for all of us in the country to know a little more about. You can't have a broad understanding of anything unless you understand how it got to where it is." Truer words were never spoken.

read more by going to The Hamilton Spectator, Wed Nov 5th, 2008 page A4