2016 – 2017 Speakers’ Schedule

Women at McMaster in 1930
To celebrate back-to-school, Dr. Christine Lei takes us back to 1930 to visit women at McMaster University during the University's 41st academic session and first academic session at McMaster's new home in Hamilton.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Canada's Forgotten Father of Confederation: Nathan Tidridge, award-winning teacher from the History Department at Waterdown District High School, joins us to share information from his book about Queen Victoria's father, an integral but often forgotten figure in Canadian history.
Friday, October 21, 2016

Canada and World War I … Continued
Dr. Jonathan Vance from The University of Western Ontario returns to educate, inform and entertain us with his next installment of tales of Canada’s involvement in The Great War.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Hamilton's History in Song and Story
Join us for a unique and lively history lesson as Mark McNeil & Margaret Houghton present a musical version of some classic Hamilton stories.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Members’ Trivia Night
Join your fellow Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society members for an evening of fun, food and conversation. Margaret's Famous Trivia contest! Food! Prizes! Bring your friends! details to follow.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Hamilton in Prose
Documenting the Natural Landscape: Canadian poet and Hamilton resident John Terpstra will speak to us about his books on Hamilton's natural beauty.
Friday, March 17, 2017
***NOTE: Location Change to The Players' Guild, 80 Queen St S, Hamilton, ON***

Almost 38 Years in the Closed Stack
Join our own (& newly retired) Margaret Houghton as she reminisces about her career in the Local History & Archives section of the Main Branch of the Hamilton Public Library.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Museums Month
The Hamilton Police Museum: Pieter Ciere will speak to us about the establishment of the new Police Museum in Ancaster.
Friday, May 19, 2017

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