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    • 27 Feb 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Thunder Bay Museum
    Register

    This will be an in-person event that is free to view.  The lecture will be broadcast live via ZOOM for those who cannot attend in person and recorded then posted to the Museum's YouTube at a later date.  

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBINAR

    Description:

    Allen Campbells' lecture focuses on the use of draught horses, during the 1930's to 1950's, as part of the logging industry in Northern Ontario.

    Speaker Bio:


    Allan Lorne Campbell has had a long and versatile career that has taken him back-and-forth from Northwestern Ontario to Toronto many times. Allan grew up in Geraldton. At the young age of 15 he began working alongside his father in the logging camps. After graduating from high school, Allan continued working in the logging industry as a pieceworker skidding logs with draught horses. Later he decided to move to Toronto to attend the Provincial Institute of Trades and Occupations School to become a machinist. After graduating Allan worked several years in sales for an industrial engineering and equipment co. in Toronto. It was here he met his wife. Eventually the call of the north sent Allan and family back to Northwestern Ontario. This lumber jack returned to the logging industry and back to piece work skidding trees with a large mechanical skidder. After a period, Allan knew he had to further his education. Allan returned to Toronto with his family and enrolled at the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute to become a Public Health Inspector. After graduation in 1971 he returned to Thunder Bay to commence work with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Allan continued to take courses through Ryerson and was promoted from inspector to senior inspector, and then Chief Public Health Inspector. He later finished his career as Director of Communicable Disease, Environment and Enforcement. Campbell retired in 2002. Retirement hasn’t slowed the former logger down. He presently is the president of the Fort William Branch #6 Housing Corporation. He has served on executive committees for Royal Canadian Legion Branches, a volunteer on the outreach and visitation program for the Royal Canadian Legion and Veteran Affairs Canada. He also visits schools where he explains what logging was about in the early days.

    • Free Museum Admission during the event
    • Refreshments will be available

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    This lecture session is part of a the Society's long tradition of holding free public lectures. Talks on a wide range of topics are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Thunder Bay Museum from September to April.  

    2023-2024 Thunder Bay Museum lecture series is sponsored by the Lakehead University Department of History.  


    ZOOM INFORMATION

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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    • 1 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 425 Donald Street East
    • 0

    PA DAY MARCH 1, 2024

    Childhood and toys go hand in hand.

    We will be making our own museum-style game cube,

    wooden dolls and other historic toys.


    Spaces are limited to 14 children.  

    Member registration opens Mon. Feb. 12, 2023.

    PA Day Camp runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with drop off times between 9:00 am - 9:30 am and pick up times between 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Camp is for children ages 6-12.

    Attached you will find the emergency contact form and photo release form. These will need to be filled out and sent in before your child attends camp. 

    The forms can be sent in via email or you can drop them off at the Museum. 

    PLEASE NOTE: if your child has food allergies, medical, or any special accommodations please submit the forms in advance of your child's start date. This will ensure that any allergies or needs can be properly accommodated.

    Emergency Contact and Photo Release Form.pdf

    Please see our website for more information and details about this day.  

    https://www.thunderbaymuseum.com/learn/kids/paday-camp/

    Please do not hesitate to contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator at education@thunderbaymuseum.com or 807-623-0801 x 116 if you have any further questions about our PA Day Camp.

    Please note that PA Day Camp week will be cancelled with full refunds and up to 3 day's notice if there are:

    - Under registered camp weeks (e.g. less than 50% attendance)

    - Provincial Restrictions put in place

    - Concerns about rising COVID-19 cases

    - Issues with staff availability 

    The Thunder Bay Museum abides by the camp guidelines released by the Ontario Ministry of Health to ensure the health and safety of campers and staff due to COVID-19. 

    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Thunder Bay Museum
    • 1
    Register

    Join us at the Thunder Bay Museum for this in-person course.  The course will be taught in 8 sessions, 2 hours every Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.  On some Saturdays, the group may meet at other locations such as the public library or other locations to explore.  The instructor will communicate this to the group with ample notice.

    Full Course Registration is $50 for Society Members and $100 for non-members.  To purchase a membership visit here: Membership Application

    Session Schedule: 

    • Saturday, Mar 02, 2024
    • Saturday, Mar 09, 2024 
    • Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 
    • Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 
    • Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 - No Class - Easter Weekend
    • Saturday, Apr 06, 2024
    • Saturday, Apr 13, 2024
    • Saturday, Apr 20, 2024
    • Saturday, Apr 27, 2024

    Cancelled sessions will be rescheduled for Saturdays in May.  

    Memoirs Made Easy is an 8-week course.  See below for the course objectives, topics to be covered, information about the instructor, and supplies needed.  Memories, what are you doing with yours?

    Course Objective:

    The plan is to encourage you to begin documenting your life's story in a fun and interactive setting. There is no one way to document your story. Come and discover your way. Future generations will thank you.

    Course topics:

    • getting started
    • organizational tips
    • writing prompts
    • genealogy
    • researching
    • preserving documents and photos
    • publishing/sharing
    • the fun of it all :) 

    Instructor:

    Catherine Mochrie is a retired teacher with over 20 years experience in the education field having worked in the elementary and high school panels as well as with adult literacy. Catherine has delivered workshops on Writing and Communication at various conferences and in her local community. She has combined her love of heritage scrapbooking and encouraging people to write into an 8-session course, "Memoirs Made Easy". It is her passion.

    Supplies:

    Each participant will receive a folder for the many handouts relating to memoirs and genealogy. Recommended supplies: a binder with dividers and paper.


    In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we come from.

    ~Alex Haley~



    • 11 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 425 Donald Street East
    • 0
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    MARCH BREAK 2024

    WHERE IN THE WORLD IS . . .

    Charlie Quinn is at it again!

    This crook is hiding somewhere in the world.

    Join M. U. S. E and help us catch her. 

    M. U. S. E

    Museum Underground Spy Education

    Spy school opens Mon. Mar. 11 and runs until Fri. Mar. 15, 2024. 

    M. U. S. E. offers spy classes in: disguise, code breaking, navigation, bodily evidence and security training


    Spaces are limited to 14 children.  

    Member registration opens Mon. Jan. 29, 2024.

    March Break Camp runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with drop off times between 9:00 am - 9:30 am and pick up times between 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Camp is for children ages 6-12.

    Attached you will also find the emergency contact form and photo release form.

    PLEASE NOTE: If your child has food allergies, medical or any special accommodations please submit the forms two weeks in advance of your child's start date. This will ensure that any allergies or needs can be properly accommodated.

    Emergency Contact and Photo Release Form.pdf

    Please see our website for more information and details about this day.  

    https://www.thunderbaymuseum.com/learn/kids/paday-camp/

    Please do not hesitate to contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator at education@thunderbaymuseum.com or 807-623-0801 x 116 if you have any further questions about our PA Day Camp.

    Please note that PA Day Camp week will be cancelled with full refunds and up to 3 day's notice if there are:

    - Under registered camp weeks (e.g. less than 50% attendance)

    - Provincial Restrictions put in place

    - Concerns about rising COVID-19 cases

    - Issues with staff availability 

    The Thunder Bay Museum abides by the camp guidelines released by the Ontario Ministry of Health to ensure the health and safety of campers and staff due to COVID-19. 

    • 26 Mar 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Thunder Bay Museum
    Register

    Please join The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society as we present our biennial Publications Awards.  

    This will be an in-person event that is free to view.  

    CLICK HERE to join as a virtual attendee.  

    Agenda:

    • Opening Remarks - Publications Committee Chair - Dr. Michel Beaulieu
    • Awards Presentations with remarks from the winners
      • M. Elizabeth Arthur Award
      • J.P. Bertrand Award
      • George B. Macgillivray Award
    • Closing Remarks and Reception

    Awards Information:

    The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society’s Publications Awards are given out for the best publications dealing with the history of Northwestern Ontario.  Our full set of awards is below. 

    • M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: full-length scholarly works
    • J.P. Bertrand Award: scholarly articles
    • Gertrude H. Dyke Award: full-length popular works
    • George B. Macgillivray Award: popular articles
    • Ernest R. Zimmermann: First Publication Award

    A great many excellent books and articles, both popular and scholarly, are written about the history of our region each year, yet so many authors of these works struggle for recognition. These awards are intended to help publicize such works, to recognize the excellence of local writers, and to encourage new authors to write about our history. The awards are made by independent panels of judges in each category.

    More information and previous recipients are available here: https://www.thunderbaymuseum.com/resources/publications/awards/

    • Free Museum Admission during the event
    • Refreshments will be available

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