Ontario Heritage Conference June 6 – 9, 2013

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An Invitation

The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 happens in Historic Huronia, June 7 – 9, 2013!

Our theme:

 Rediscover the Past to Enhance the  Future,                                                                  the role of heritage in economic development

Your hosts are the Local Organizing Committee, including representatives from the Tay, Midland and Penetanguishene Heritage Committees.  Generous Municipal support has been provided by Tay and the other Municipalities. The Conference will be based at the Midland Cultural Centre, with other venues close by.

Planning is well underway to provide you with can’t –miss learning sessions and tours featuring prominent experts and learned guides. Come and participate in meaningful discussions and activities in heritage conservation, archeology and history.

We are expecting over 200 “heritage aware” people from across Ontario: heritage professionals, members of their area’s Municipal Heritage Committee, local activists and just plain folks interested in our history, archaeology and in preserving our valuable heritage. There will be lots of opportunities to mingle with like-minded people. We guarantee that the speakers, panellists and guides that we’ve lined up are the best in their fields of history, archaeology and cultural heritage preservation.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Alan Taylor, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels and Indian Allies. Our dinner speakers will be The Honourable David Crombie, former Mayor of Toronto and federal Cabinet Minister, and Dr. Andrew Nicholls, co-author of After the Fire:  Ste. Marie-among the Hurons since 1649.

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Your choice of tours will include the SS Keewatin, an Edwardian era passenger and freight steamship some 350 feet long and older than the Titanic (and in considerably better condition!). As well, we’ll feature historic Ste. Marie among the Hurons (1639 – 1649) and Discovery Harbor (1817). A self-drive tour of historic sites throughout the area is planned for those who attend on the afternoon of June 6.

For further information on our Program, see our website at :  http://www.ontarioheritageconference.ca

With your full conference registration you will receive two $15 meal vouchers valid at several restaurants in Midland or Penetanguishene. Your registration fee also includes a welcoming pre – Conference get together on Thursday evening, June 6, and dinner on Friday evening, June 7. For an additional charge, join your friends at a gala dinner on Saturday June 8 at historic Discovery Harbour.

We wanted to give you an early reminder to register for the impressive schedule of speakers, workshops and tours. The registration fees are as follows:

Late   Registration               Early Registration
Full conference:



Full Conference – Students:



One Day:



Register by April 30, 2013 and take advantage of the early registration rates!

Major credit cards are acceptable.

Register at:         http://www.ontarioheritageconference.ca

Meet other heritage – minded people at the Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 in our Historic Huronia, the cradle of European civilization in Ontario. See you at the Conference!

The Conference Committee

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