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Free History Speaker Series Returns to Brantford

Free History Speaker Series Returns to Brantford

Although you may have heard that the Brant Museum and Archives has temporarily closed for a few months while they review, sort, and purge their collection of artifacts, there is still so much programming that the Brant Historical Society is continuing through outreach as well as at Myrtleville House Museum.

They recently announced their 2017-2018 Speaker Series, and this is another year of engaging, enthralling presentations that are not to be missed. This season, the Speaker Series will be hosted at Myrtleville House Museum (34 Myrtleville Drive in Brantford). All of these lectures are completely free to attend, light refreshments are provided, and everyone is welcome. The speaker series begins in September and wraps up in May, with the following topics:

1967: A Year of Memories

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7 – 8:30pm

Presented by Bill Darfler, Principal Researcher, Ontario Visual History Project and Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Ontario Heritage Trust


Women’s Suffrage: An Ontario Perspective

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7 – 8:30pm

Presented by Tarah Brookfield, author and professor at Wilfrid Laurier University – Brantford Campus

The Early Black History of Brantford

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7 – 8:30pm

Presented by Sarah Clarke, Team Lead – Research, Archaeologist, Archaeological Research Associates (ARA)


The Bold and the Beautiful: Brantford’s Architecture from the 19th Century to the Mid-20th Century

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7 – 8:30pm

Presented by Cindy MacDonald, Past Chair, City of Brantford Heritage Committee


The Seeds of the Past: What We Can Learn from Ancient Seeds

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 – 8:30pm

Presented by Rudy Fecteau, Archaeobotanist


Mr. Carroll’s Concoctions: Early Settler Health and Medicine

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 – 8:30pm

Presented by Lisa Anderson, Coordinator of Community Health Promotion, Diabetes Canada and past Education Officer, Myrtleville House Museum


For more information about the 2017-2018 Speaker Series, contact Myrtleville House Museum at 519-752-3216 or email

If you can’t make it out to Myrtleville House Museum, consider contacting the Brant Historical Society to come to you. They offer a range of adult outreach programs with topics that change monthly. Upcoming themes include The Seedy Side of Brantford (October), Women on the Home Front (November) and Brant County Churches (December).

For more information about the outreach programs, or to book a presentation for your group, contact Nathan at 519-752-2483 or email

For more information about Brant Historical Society, click here.


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