Talks on a wide range of topics are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Thunder Bay Museum from September to April. Light refreshments are served after the speaker’s presentation. Please note that members of the Thunder Bay Museum receive advance notice of all lectures.
2021-2022 Thunder Bay Museum lecture series is sponsored by:
(Sponsored by Lakehead University, Department of History)
October 26, 2021 – 7:30 PM: Beth Hanna – Ontario Heritage Trust
November 23, 2021 – 7:30 PM: Bill Reist – Bawlf and Stewart Grain Elevators Construction
January 25, 2022 – 7:30 PM: TBD
February 22, 2022 – 7:30 PM: Topics to TBA, presented by graduate students from Lakehead University
March 22, 2022 – 8:00 PM: TBD
PAST LECTURE TOPICS
Just a few of the topics covered in the past include:
- Sept 2018: Michael Moir: James Fraser Paige and the Rise of the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company
- Oct 2018: Douglas Hunter: Beardmore – The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History
- Nov 2018: Sean Smith: “This treaty has been wrinkled for more than 100 years” (Treaty 9 at Archives of Ontario)
- Jan 2019: Student session: Nick Duplessis, Jasmine Hyslop, Holly Fleming, Hudson Kunicky
- Feb 2019: John Stephenson, on the construction and architecture of grain elevators.
- Mar 2019: Nathan Hatton, on injuries in sports.
- Special May 2019: Mark Kuhlberg: “Where Have All the Abitibis Gone – Comparing the History of Pulp and Paper in Canada and Finland”
- Sept 2019: Krista McCracken: “Reclaiming Place: Community History at the Shingwauk Residential School Site”
- Oct 2019: David Kemp: “No 2 Elementary Flying Training School – Fort William’s contribution to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan”
- Nov 2019: Students session: Mary Francis Maarup, Sarah Somerville, Jennifer Blenkarn
- Jan 2020: Greg Wright: “Timbers, Textiles, Traditions: The Story of North House Folk School”
- Feb 2020: John Mason: “Northwestern Ontario: A Mining Powerhouse”
- Sept 2020: Peter Raffo: “Saul Laskin, Man and Politician” CLICK FOR VIDEO
- October 2020 — Ted Glenn: “Embedded: The incredible story of two journalists, a burlesque star and the expedition to oust Louis Riel.” CLICK FOR VIDEO
- November 2020 — Cathy Woodbeck : Thunder Bay Multicultural Association CLICK FOR VIDEO
- January 2021 — Lakehead University Graduate Students CLICK FOR VIDEO
- February 2021 — The Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Thunder Bay (CAMAT) Presents Black Business: An Evening with Local Black Women that are leaders in Business. CLICK FOR VIDEO
- March 2021 — Iain Angus: 100th Anniversary of Chippewa Park CLICK FOR VIDEO
- September 2021 — Book Launch – Becoming Canadian: Memories of an Italian Immigrant, John Potestio
Check out our Museum Oddities Lecture recorded for Culture Days 2020. This lecture features artifacts from the Museum’s collection that are, well, odd to have.