WTJHS invites the public to join us for our special December 1st meeting to be held at the historic Lambton House. We are going to hear an excellent presentation concerning the music of the fur trade in a historic hotel tavern room and enjoy the opportunity to raise money for the WTJHS at our usually boisterous Holiday Season Charity Auction!
Special Guest Speaker: Daniel R. Laxer
“To strengthen peace:” music and dance in the Canadian fur trade (1750 – 1850)
Daniel R. Laxer was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and received his undergraduate degree in History and Music from the University of Alberta in 2005. Going on to do his Master’s degree in Canadian history at York University, he subsequently completed his PhD at the University of Toronto, which he received in the Spring of 2015 for his dissertation “Listening to the Fur Trade: Sound, Music, and Dance in Northern North America, 1760-1840.” He has won various accolades and awards including the SOCAN award for best paper in Canadian music in 2011, as well as teaching assistant of the year in the U of T history department in 2013. He is currently revising his dissertation into a book for McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Our Past President, Gib Goodfellow, will be hosting a special charity auction with the proceeds to go to furthering the activities of our Society. Of particular note will be three Wedgewood plates originally issued in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Confederation.
Everyone is invited (and encouraged!) to bring items to contribute to the auction, however no books please!
Meeting Date: 1st December 2016.
Location: The Howland Room, Lambton House.
TTC access: the Warren Park #55 bus from Jane Station stops in front.
Doors open: 6:30 pm and you are welcome to come and help set up the room.
The business meeting starts at 7:30 pm.
Charity Auction starts at 8:00 pm.
Mr. Laxer’s presentation starts at 8:30 pm
Socializing starts as soon as you get there!