Series 6 - Programs and Events

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Programs and Events

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  • 1944-2009 (Creation)

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60.5 cm of textual, graphic and audio materials.
396 photographs: 387 col.; 9 b&w; various sizes.
5 negatives.
50 audio cassettes.

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The material was donated to the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives Department (date unknown), by the Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society and was received in several accruals.

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Series consists of records relating to the programs and events held by the Society including its annual Heritage Day Dinner, presentations made to the Society by various speakers from the community on local history topics, day trips and outings to various historical sites, historic plaque unveilings, as well as participation in local festivals. This series includes member invitation cards announcing upcoming Society meetings, lecture series, events and day trips. The series also includes audio cassette tapes of speakers’ addresses and lectures at various events and functions on topics related to Hamilton history such as landmarks, buildings, companies, prominent citizens, and places. The series contains photographs of day trips taken by Society members including a bus tour of Hamilton, a day trip to Crawford Lake Indian Village, and a trip to Seagram Museum and Doon Heritage Village. There are also photographs of the Annual Heritage Dinners, Society representation at the Festival of Friends held in Gage Park, a cheque presentation to the War Plane Heritage Museum by the Society, as well as historic plaque unveilings for various people and places including prominent citizen Thomas Baker McQuesten of Whitehern, which featured dignitaries in attendance such as then mayor Robert Morrow and her Royal Highness Princess Anne.

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