Mark Your Calendars!
NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO HISTORICAL ASSEMBLY at the Thunder Bay Museum
Saturday, September 26 9:30am to 2:00pm
The North Shore Historical Assembly, which the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society hosted two years ago, was so well received that we have decided to stage a similar event this year, with a focus on Northwestern Ontario’s history.
We have invited several of the region’s leading historians working in a variety of areas to give us short vignettes of their current work. You are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Mark Chochla: “James M. Shaver and Fort William’s Wesley Institute, 1912-1921”
Nick Sottile: “One-Trick Ponies: A Comparative Analysis of the Development of Two Single-Industry Towns in NW Ontario”
David Battistel: “Gunflint and Lake Superior Railroad/Pigeon River Lumber Company”
Beth Boegh: “Thunder Bay Ethnic Archives Project”
Roy Piovesana: “The People of Fort Williams East End, 1907-1969. An Overview”
Jesse Roberts: “Beg, Borrow, or Steal: Victory Loans in the Lakehead 1917-1919”
Beverly Soloway: “Highway 61 Revisited: The Outlaw Bridge and the Scott Highway”
David Ratz: “Northwestern Ontario Military History Research”
Nancy Perozzo: “Preserving Canada’s Grain History Through Thunder Bay”