Glanbrook Heritage Society
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Calendar of Events - Monthly Meetings and Community Events
The office has re-opened, being closed for the holidays and work on a variety of projects has resumed. Our call out to the community for Class photos from local elementary schools has proven successful, providing us the opportunity to scan pictures and put names with faces. Pat Powell and Art French have devoted most of their office time to this project and report that the collection of BELLMOORE photos has grown from 5 to over 100. If you have class photos from your days as a student at one of our local Glanbrook Schools, contact us. We can arrange a visit to scan photos and obtain names. We return the originals to you. We are looking for volunteers to help with the updating of our Inventory of pre 1920 Properties. This is done every 3 years during the late spring to early autumn and involves driving the highways and back roads of Glanbrook to determine the status of about 450 buildings. Usually done in pairs ( a driver and navigator/note taker). If interested, contact Ron Sinclair who is coordinating this update.
Our monthly meetings resume in February 2019 with the our annual Show and Tell. Rumour has it that a rivetting presentation will be made that will remind everyone that summer is really coming. The following represents our schedule for the balance of 2019. Please note that not all meetings have a speaker or activity arranged. Jump in and organize something for May and November. (October 21st is election day and no meeting is scheduled for October). Unless specified otherwise, all meetings will take place at the Glanbrook Municipal Centre at 7:30pm.
- February 18, 2019 - -Show and Tell
- March 18, 2019 -- Annual General Meeting (location to be advised)
- April 15, 2019 -- being arranged
- May 13, 2019 -- to be arranged
- June 17, 2019 -- Strawberry Social --- details to follow -- date could change subject to availability of berries
- July to September --- no meetings
- October -- no meeting -- Federal Election
- November 16, 2019 -- to be arranged
- December 16, 2019 -- Christmas Social
In preparation for the February meeting, please give consideration to " Glanbrook Heritage Society in the Future". At present we have approximately 20 members, some who live locally and are either able or unable to attend meetings. Others live elsewhere in Ontario or as far away as Nova Scotia & Saskatchewan and have no contact but quarterly letters. Our membership is predominantly retirees and the community we serve is made up of mainly young families where parents work, often in Toronto, Mississauga and/or Oakville and time at home in the evenings is likely spent with the kids (elementary school age) or with community activities for children.(hockey, soccer, baseball). Drop me a return email or a note with your ideas because we are vulnerable to fading away like Societies in other communities.That's it from me. I really hope to hear from you with your ideas about our future. For those available, see you at our February meeting. Ron Sinclair, President
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About The Glanbrook Heritage Society
To simplify local historical interests, one group was needed to collect, maintain and preserve the creation and history of the former Townships of Binbrook and Glanford. These were amalgamated to form the Township of Glanbrook in the Regional Municipality of Hamilton Wentworth in 1974. The Glanbrook Heritage Society is the name change ratified by the Glanford Historical Society (established as a registered non-profit organization in 1984)for use with the merger of the Binbrook Historical Society (est.in 1975), the Maggie Johnson Heritage Foundation (est. 1985) and the Glanford Historical Society.
Since the disappearance of Binbrook, Glanford and most recently Glanbrook more and more information vanishes forever as papers and pictures are destroyed and the older generations pass away along with their knowlege. To minimize the loss of this information the former societies have undertaken the task of collecting the history of the townships to be presented in the public in book form. This has been done to a certain extent with the publication of four books by the two historical societies.
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