Historical Society Monthly Meetings
September to November 2015
History of the Phonograph and Recorded Sound
An entertaining presentation with illustrations and demonstrations of antique phonographs from the early 1900s to the 1950s. Learn about the early days of voice and music recording as Canadian Antique Phonographic Historical Society members Mike Bryan and Keith Wright bring to life the sounds of a bygone era.
How We Changed Toronto
Many people look back on the 1970s as Toronto’s Golden Age. David Crombie and John Sewell were both on City Council in the 1970s, and they played different roles – sometimes complementary, sometimes in opposition. They will talk and debate together about what was important about the 1970s and what we all can learn from that decade. As well, John Sewell will have with him his newly published book: How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969-1980, Lorimer, (available Sept. 2015).
Holiday Treats of North Toronto
A journey into memories of holidays past presented by culinary historians Liz Driver, Fiona Lucas and Mary Williamson. From the early 1900s to the late 1960s North Toronto church women were proud producers of fundraising cookbooks in which they shared precious family recipes. Local Jewish holiday treats will also be featured in this illustrated talk and a souvenir pamphlet of North Toronto recipes will be provided.
FREE ADMISSION. EVERYONE WELCOME. PROGRAMS ARE COSPONSORED BY NORTHERN DISTRICT LIBRARY AND THE NORTH TORONTO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
MEETINGS BEGIN AT 7:30 P.M. (REFRESHMENTS FROM 7:10 P.M.) AND ARE HELD ON THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH IN THE SECOND FLOOR MEETING ROOM AT NORTHERN DISTRICT LIBRARY, 40 ORCHARD VIEW BLVD.