Historical Society Monthly Meetings
September to November 2018
Exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Great Britain had a profound impact on architecture, design and social thought in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In an illustrated lecture, Carl Benn will introduce the ideas that inspired the movement in the UK through exploring its origins, values and concerns as it sought to promote good design, nurturing homes and social reform. Carl will also discuss its impact on architecture and design in Toronto.
Focus on North Toronto
A special screening of three short documentary films (from the Rogers TV series Structures) on Bedford Park, Blythwood Road and the Eglinton (Grand) Theatre. Featuring archival images and interviews with local residents including Alex. Grenzebach, the late Don Ritchie and Warren David.
Dear Sadie: Love, Lives and Remembrance from Ontario's First World War
Dr. Jay Young, Outreach Officer from the Archives of Ontario, will give an illustrated talk based on the Archives' exhibit Dear Sadie, featuring letters between Harry Mason, a Canadian soldier fighting overseas and Sadie Arbuckle, his sweetheart back home. A special presentation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
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.