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Icon of the event The Golden Era of Postcards
Fri May 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

For the past seven years George Sachs has been the President of the Toronto Postcard Club, the largest such club in Canada. Postcards are fascinating pieces of history, a record of another time that we still have today. Georg...

Icon of the event The Search for Richard III: England's Lost King
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

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 looki...

Icon of the event Genealogy 101: Basics of Genealogy
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Morningside

Are you interested in discovering your family tree but are unsure where to start? Join us for this informative seminar that is ideal for those new to genealogy. Experienced researchers are also...

Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jun 10
Sat Jul 08
Sat Aug 19
Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society: Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Northern District

This illustrated talk will focus on stories of four family groups in Ontario at the time of Confederation, and how their lives intersected with larger historical forces of the era....

Icon of the event Japanese Swordsmanship:  Katori Shinto Ryu
Mon Jul 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

A demonstration and lecture by members of Toronto Kenjutsu, a group devoted to the ancient art of the Japanese sword. The style called "Katori Shinto Ryu" is one of the oldest extant martial arts in the world, designated as a...

Icon of the event The Working Lives of Chinese Canadian Women: 1923-1967
Ongoing event running from Fri May 05, 2017 - Sun Jul 30, 2017
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This exhibit - located on the 3rd floor of the Toronto Reference Library - celebrates the significant contributions that Chinese Canadian women made in the mid-20th century to the economic well-being of their families and com...

Icon of the event History of Powwow Dance with Deanne Hupfield
Mon Jun 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Deanne Hupfield is from the Ojibway Nation. She is a fancy shawl dancer from Temagami First Nation. Deanne has been dancing since she was a small girl and has spent her life learning about her culture and traditions. Deanne h...