Museum & Archives Events

April 20

Family History Series Part 1 – Kyla Ubbink

April 20th

1:00 pm

If a picture says a thousand words, then a family photograph tells a thousand tales; and ones we want to pass on and keep for the future. Knowing the photographic processes used to create an image helps identify the era the picture was taken in, and guides us in how to go about handling, using and preserving that image.

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April 27

Family History Series Part 2 – Kyla Ubbink

April 27th

1:00 pm

Explore what agents of deterioration cause damage to photographs and what can be done at home to mitigate and preserve them for the future. Proper boxing and albums, controlling the climate, keeping pollutants at bay, handling techniques, digitization and framing are all important to the longevity of your collection.

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May 4

Folk Art Collecting: David Field

May 4th

7:00 pm

Join local folk art collector David Field, and take a wandering trip around, thinking about folk art – what does not apply; how does one define it; what does one appreciate when one views and acquires folk art. There are some categories and regional differences that are worth thinking about, and lastly – a love affair with a few pieces that I have had over the years.

 

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May 11

Nature in Photography: Bill Bickle 

May 11th

7:00 pm

Virtual

Join local wildlife photographer Bill Bickle as he shares with you stories of local species that he has photographed. Marveling in the beauty of nature, Bill will tour us through Eastern Ontario by showing off the majestic creatures he has been able to photograph in their natural habitats. Following the presentation, Bill will be available for a live question period. 

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May 18

History of Millinery in Canada – A Show and Talk with Norma Shephard

May 18th

7:00 pm

Virtual

Join Mobile Millinery Museum director Norma Shephard for a discussion of 20th Century Canadian Millinery Designers. Among other discoveries, learn which designer is considered by experts to have been the greatest in Canadian history and why; which designer had a reputation for making any woman look beautiful; and which Canadian millinery designers are excelling at their craft today.

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May 20

Revisiting Colonial Dinnerware with Sequoia Miller

May 20th

1:00 pm

Virtual

A collection of ceramic tableware on view in Toronto’s Gardiner Museum depicts idealized scenes of nineteenth-century Canadian life. Manufactured in England, these objects and others like them participated in the colonial project by imagining and asserting both national and colonial identities.

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May 25

Little Wanderers: A Literary History of the British Home Children in Canada

May 25th

7:00 pm

Virtual

Between 1863 and 1939 as many as 118,000 children came to Canada under a British program of child migration. These “Home Children” journeyed to Canada from the UK in search of a better life.

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June 12

Writing Family History – Turning Research into Shareable Stories – Part 1

June 12th

1:00 pm

Virtual

It overwhelms many family historians to write their ancestors’ stories. And well, we’re researchers, not writers. But Lynn Palermo, genealogist, author and writing coach shares 10 simple ways to help you get started on the road to writing your family history stories without having to be a writer.

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June 19

Writing Family History – The Anatomy of a Legacy Family History Book - Part 2

June 19th

1:00 pm

Virtual

Dream of creating a family history book that you can hand down to generations to come. In this presentation, learn the anatomy of a great family history book with example pages. Discover the options for creating and printing your book. Learn how to take your book from conception to completion in a reasonable amount of time. 

What attendees can expect to learn:

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