HEAD-OF-THE-LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2018 – 2019 Speakers’ Schedule

SHOULD HAMILTON HAVE ITS OWN MUSEUM?
SHOULD HAMILTON HAVE ITS OWN MUSEUM? HAMILTON SPECTATOR JOURNALIST MARK MCNEIL PIQUES OUR CURIOSITY THROUGH THIS QUESTION BY SETTING OUT SOME POSSIBLE SITES WHERE A NEW MUSEUM COULD BE BUILT. HE’LL EXPLAIN WHAT OTHER ONTARIO CITIES HAVE AND OUTLINE THE ONGOING EFFORT TO TRANSFORM TORONTO’S OLD CITY HALL INTO A TORONTO CIVIC MUSEUM. IN ADDITION, HE’LL UPDATE US ON THE HAMILTON MUSEUM FEASIBILITY STUDY THAT PROMPTED HIS INITIAL INQUIRY.
Friday September 21, 2018

THE LIGHTHOUSE AT THE BURLINGTON CANAL:
OCTOBER 2018 MARKS THE 160TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIGHTING OF THE BURLINGTON CANAL MAIN LIGHT, AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS THE BEACH CANAL LIGHTHOUSE. JOIN US AS STEWART PATCH RELATES THE HISTORY OF THE CANAL AND THE LIGHTHOUSE ALONG WITH PRESENT EFFORTS TO PRESERVE THIS OLDEST STRUCTURE ON THE BEACH STRIP FOR THE FUTURE.
Friday October 19, 2018

CANADA AND PEACE.
DR. JONATHAN VANCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO RETURNS TO EDUCATE, INFORM, AND ENTERTAIN US WITH HIS NEXT INSTALLMENT OF TALES OF CANADA JUST AFTER THE GREAT WAR.
Friday November 16, 2018

GAGE PARK IN 10 OBJECTS:
CHRISTINE LEI TAKES US ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF GAGE PARK THROUGH A CLOSER LOOK AT 10 OBJECTS THAT WERE OR ARE PRESENTLY LOCATED THERE.
Friday January 18, 2019

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 21, 2019

MARCH: WESTDALE THEATRE RESTORATION.
COME AND HEAR GRAHAM CRAWFORD, A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE WESTDALE THEATRE RESTORATION BOARD, SPEAK ABOUT THE IMPETUS FOR THE PROJECT, WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR, AND WHAT PLANS THE BOARD HAS FOR THE HISTORIC THEATRE’S FUTURE.
March 22, 2019>

APRIL: HAMILTON ARTISTS.
COME AND JOIN US TO HEAR HAMILTON’S SEASONED AND BUDDING ARTISTS SPEAK ABOUT THEIR HISTORICAL ROOTS, AND THEIR CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS.
April 19, 2019

MAY MUSEUMS MONTH:
THE MILITARY MUSEUM. CURATOR CAROLYN KING WILL SPEAK TO US ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE MILITARY MUSEUM AND TAKE US ON A BRIEF TOUR.
Friday May 17, 2019

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