HEAD-OF-THE-LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2019 – 2020 Speakers’ Schedule

September 20, 2019

DR. DAVID ALLAN GALBRAITH

(RBG’s head of science) shares the history of RBG.  He will consider RBG as a cultural landscape, and approach history with a specific question in mind: could RBG have happened anywhere else but Hamilton?

October 18, 2019

MURRAY AIKMAN

Strathcona School & its West End Neighbourhood
“A historical examination of Hamilton’s old West End neighbourhood including its parks (Dundurn, Victoria), businesses, industries, churches and educational facilities; specifically the History of the original Strathcona School from 1894 - 1984."

November 15, 2019

Dr. JONATHAN VANCE

Professor of History at the University of Western Ontario
Will give us the story of the Vimy Pilgrimage of 1936.

January 17, 2020

RAY FAZAKAS

Leading expert on the Donnelly’s of Lucan, Ontario
And curator of the Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum

February 21, 2020

MEMBERS / TRIVIA NIGHT

March 27, 2020

MARGARET STOWE

Stories and photographs of her great grandparents, James A. McMahon and Jennie Beegle McMahon, from their arrival in Hamilton in 1905 and into the years of WW1.

April 17, 2020

STORY OF THE 1980 FIRE at ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL
Speakers to be confirmed

A fire forced the evacuation of the hospital on May 1, 1980 with ambulances arriving from many municipalities to move patients to safety.

May 15, 2020 (MUSEUMS MONTH)

ALLYSA GOMORI

Curator of the ERLAND LEE MUSEUM / NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Stoney Creek, Ontario

All meetings at the Coach House at Dundurn Castle
Unless otherwise noted, meetings start at 7:30