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2015-2016 Speaker Series - Evenings with History

The Guelph Historical Society is pleased to announce its speakers for the upcoming 2015-2016 year.

October 6, 2015 - David Knight - John Galt the Writer

November 3, 2015 - Terry Crowley - Speedside Hospital……..ACO joint meeting

December 1, 2015 - Susan Ratcliffe - Personalities of the Past

February 2, 2016 - Jennifer Harris - Tracing Black Presence in 19th Century New Brunswick Town**

March 1, 2016 - Dennis Johnson - Arthur Cutten

April 5, 2016 - John McDonald - Halton Region and Wellington County

As always, the time and location is at 7:30 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk Street in downtown Guelph.

**Location of February 2, 2016 lecture will be Guelph Black Heritage Society, 83 Essex Street, Guelph at 7 30 p.m.

2015 Kirking Service

The 2015 John Galt Kirking Service was held at
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk Street, Guelph
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

The event was sponsored by the Old Stone Churches,
and the Guelph Historical Society.
Download the Order of Service for John Galt Sunday (pdf)

Join in the fellowship as Rev. John Borthwick and the Congregation of
St. Andrew's host the 8th Annual Kirking church service and reception.
Download the audio file for the Kirking Service.
Audio files are in Vog Orbus format.
Listen by downloading Winamp for Windows users,
or Xiph QuickTime Components for Mac users, click here.
(Audio files courtesy of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.)

About the GHS

The Guelph Historical Society was founded on 21 February 1961 and is an affiliate member of the Ontario Historical Society. The objectives of the GHS are: to encourage and stimulate interest in the history of Guelph and its environs; to bring together individuals interested in the research, preservation, promotion and advancement of the history of the area; to hold meetings for the presentation and discussion of historical information relating to the Guelph area; to publish books, articles, papers, etc. about the history of Guelph; to identify local sites of historical interest; and to cooperate with other historical societies and related organizations. The GHS is based out of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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