Heritage Lecture Series

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Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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Every season join us for lectures at the Old Town Hall brought to you in partnership with the Elman W. Campbell Museum, the Newmarket Public Library, and Newmarket Heritage. Lectures will provide fascinating glimpses into the past through the stories and experiences of some locally know historians and experts in all things heritage. A question and answer session at the end will further satiate your curiosity. For admission, $5 donation per person please (online or in person). 


Fall 2016:  

Reflections of Old Newmarket: A History of Newmarket in Postcards.
Join us for a fascinating journey through time with our special guest Wesley Playter and his wonderful collection of postcards of old Newmarket. Mr. Playter, an avid historian and member of the Newmarket Historical Society, will tell a tale of Newmarket through this beautiful memorabilia.

Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 7 to 8 p.m. 
Location: Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) 
Online Registration Code: 106080

 

Ghosts of old Newmarket with Guest Lecturers, Lynda Quirino and Chris Scheder 

Boo! Prepare to be fascinatingly spooked at our upcoming guest lecture featuring Georgina's Paranormal Society. Lynda Quirino and Chris Scheder from the society will share their stories including a rich history of local ghosts, phantoms, and ghouls. Lynda's work includes guest starring on Ontario's 'Imprint' television show and lecturer on Legends and Paranormal Phenomena and Parapsychology. Chris is a self-proclaimed clairvoyant who believes part of her mission is to help lost souls find their way home.

Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 7 to 8 p.m. 
Location: Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) 
Online Registration Code: 107076​


WW1 Talk: The Great War with Guest Lecturers, Ron Atkins and Bob Buchan 

The First World War is considered one of the most defining events of modern history and touched the lives of every Canadian - young or old, man or woman, at home or abroad - including those in the Town of Newmarket. Despite being a small town of just under 3,800 people, Newmarket's mighty response to the war was one of fierce patriotism and generosity. In honor of its centennial, and as part of the lead up to the Trench Exhibit, we are featuring a lecture delivered by Ron Atkins and Bob Buchan, members of the Newmarket Historical Society. 

​Date: Thursday, October 27​​
Time: 7 to 8 p.m. 
Location: Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) 
Online Registration Code: 107077 ​