Coming up: Our February Meeting

Thursday, February 5, 2015 : Business Meeting at 7:30 pm,
Speaker at 8:15 pm,  Annette Library

Picture credit: urbantoronto.ca

Picture credit: urbantoronto.ca

Neil Brochu, Coordinator, Collections & Conservation City of Toronto Museums

Neil Brochu works at the City of Toronto’s Collections & Conservation Centre where the City stores roughly 150,000 artifacts and over 1 million archaeological specimens all related to Toronto’s history. The Centre provides centralized museum collections services for the City of Toronto’s ten historic sites. As coordinator, Neil is responsible for both the physical storage of these artifacts and undertaking on-going research projects in support of the interpretation goals of the historic sites. His talk will provide an overview of the collection and insight into the conservation challenges presented by such a large and diverse museum collection.
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And in March…..

Thursday, March 5, 2015 : Business Meeting at 7:30 pm,
Speaker at 8:15 pm,  Annette Library

Dave Cook
Fading History Vol. 2

unnamedFading History Vol. 2, has 11 chapters covering a wide range of stories of historical interest. The first chapter looks at the Grand Duchess of Russia’s life in Canada, including the years she lived on Camilla Road in Cooksville. When she first arrived in Canada, she settled on a farm in Campbellville and in an amazing coincidence that brought two European families of note together in a remote farming community in Canada, she sold her Campbellville farm to Wolfgang Von Richthofen, the cousin of WWI German flying ace, the Red Baron (And that’s just the first chapter!)

www.fadinghistory.ca

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