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Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society: Newsgirls:Gutsy Pioneers in Pre-Feminist Times
Wed Nov 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Donna Jean MacKinnon, a former reporter for the Toronto Star, will speak about her new book, Newsgirls: Gutsy Pioneers in Canada's Newsrooms, an account of 10 ground-breaking girl reporters who carved out their careers in pre...

Icon of the event My House is a Very Fine House: The History of Homes in Leslieville:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join Joanne Doucette, local historian and storyteller, for a free presentation about the homes that line the streets of the Gerrard-Ashdale neighbourhood....

Icon of the event The Search for Richard III: England's Lost King
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

In 2012, the world's attention was suddenly focused on a small city in the middle of England. After years of research, hard work and fundraising, an archaeological dig was about to begin. The man in charge of the dig was loo...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bridget Wranich presents:A Taste of History.

Icon of the event The Underground Railroad
Mon Jan 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Join Down to Earth Conservation Education for a presentation on the Underground Railroad where participants will vicariously live on a plantation and travel the network of secret routes and safe houses, that enslaved men, wom...

Icon of the event L.I.F.T.: Contributions Prior to Slavery
Wed Feb 07, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

A powerful talk that takes you beyond slavery to what black people were doing before the word 'black' even existed. Stories of black saints such as saint Maurice to stories of the worlds richest man King Mansa Musa of Mali a...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Karolyn Smardz-Frost presents: Steal Away Home: One Woman?s Epic Flight to Freedom and her Long Road Back to the South.

Icon of the event Introduction to Canadian Genealogy Records
Tue Mar 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Long Branch

Guest family researcher Natalie Lisowiec will present an introduction to researching your family history in Canada and the resources that are available.

Icon of the event Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight
Thu Mar 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Join author Elizabeth Muir as she discusses her book "Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight." The book tells the story of how women first boarded planes, then became pilots and eventually astronauts. Learn as women b...

Icon of the event Truth, Reconciliation and Archaeology (Location pending during NYCL Closure)
Wed Mar 21, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Join speaker Paul Racher of Archaeological Research Associates in a lively discussion on the topic of Truth and Reconciliation in relation to the field of archaeology. As part of the discussion, Indigenous artifacts from arch...