The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society is currently seeking applicants for the Professor Ken Dawson Research Trust Bursary. The bursary is in aid of those doing original research on some aspect of the history of Northwestern Ontario. Contact the Museum’s Executive Director, Scott Bradley for more information. Applications must be post marked by 30 June 2021.
Ken Dawson, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Lakehead University, passed away on July 24, 2009. He was a longtime supporter of the historical community in Northwestern Ontario and the author of numerous books and articles on the region’s past including The Prehistory of Northern Ontario which we published in 1983. Ken was active in the Society’s revival in the late 1960s and early 1970s and in giving the Society a strong archaeological focus at the time. He helped to make known the archaeology of this part of North America.