Upcoming General Membership Meetings
Monthly Membership Meetings are held at Betty's Restaurant in Chippawa the first Saturday of the month - February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December at 11:45.
Our meetings begin with lunch and end with an interesting speaker. Meetings are open to anyone interested. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please send us an email by using the Contact Us form.
April 1, 2017
Guest Speaker: Sarah Maloney Kaufman
Topic: Memorial Hall: Niagara’s Own Cabinet of Curiosities
At the April meeting, our guest Sarah Kaufman will “unlock” a Cabinet of Curiosities as she tells us the story of the Niagara Historical Society, its history, its building, and highlights from its early collection as well as its plans for the future.
Sarah is the Curator and Managing Director of the Niagara Historical Society and Museum on Castlereagh Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
May 6, 2017
Guest Speaker: Hidden Treasures: An Artifact Identification Clinic
What antique gems lie hidden in your attic? Bring them to the May meeting for an appraisal by our own member Jon Jouppien. Jon is a trained archaeologist with vast experience as a curator. He has the qualifications and education to date your treasures and to explain what they are, what they reflect about the social standing of the owner, what their historic worth is, and what their monetary value is.
If you plan to bring something for Jon to examine, you do need to register before the May meeting. At the March and April meetings there will be a sign up sheet. Simply write in your name and the item(s) you wish to bring. Please no jewelry, no big collections, and no more than four items per person. Artifacts should be pre-1900 and preferably from your Loyalist ancestors.
Feb. 4, 2017
Guest Speaker: Caroline McCormick
The Ongoing Journey of Laura Secord: How the legacy of Laura Secord is perpetuating opportunities to learn more about Canada and those who helped to define it.
The Young Homestead Heritage Site Plaque and Veteran of the War of 1812 Marker Unveiling Ceremony was celebrated on June 13.
See article posted in the Hamilton Mountain News ...
Documentation for the history of the Young family homestead can be found here ...
Descendants of Burris Dell gather at his grave on Grassy Brook Rd. (Young Misener Cemetery) for a ceremony honouring his service in the War of 1812.
See article on the June 14th event ...
Ontario Loyalist Licence Plates
President: Carol Cox, UE
Vice President: Dale Flagler, UE
First Vice President: Courtney Taylor, UE
Past President: Paul Preece, UE
Treasurer: Linda Prytula, UE
Secretary: Wendy Broda, UE
Membership: Errol Wilson
Genealogist: Rod Craig
Newsletter Editor: Paul Preece, UE
Program: Janet Hodgkins, UE