Haldimand County Museum & Archives is hosting a number of programs this November, including two talks on WWI/WWII, a wartime records genealogy workshop and a session about obscure County by-laws from the past. All programs will be held at the new Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre; registration may be completed online or in-person at any County office.
Historically Speaking: WWI & WWII, A Defining Moment in History – November 6 (1-3pm)
This informative talk is dedicated to the men and women from Haldimand who served Canada during WWI & WWII. Attendees will learn about the renowned 114th Haldimand Battalion C.E.F, the formation of the Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada and the significant role Haldimand played in both world wars. A new exhibit – WWII: Defining Canada – will also be debuted at this event. Pre-registration is required for this program; the cost is $10/person. Code: 8378.
Adult Workshop: Searching the War Records – November 16 (1 to 3pm)
Military records can often provide valuable information on the veteran, as well as on all members of the family. This workshop teaches participants how to access Canadian Expeditionary Force service files online, identify an individual’s military unit and consult various other digitized and archival resources. Pre-registration is required for this program; the cost is $10/person. Code: 10388. Light refreshments will be served.
Heritage Series: War and Remembrance – November 19 (6:30 to 8pm)
This talk will highlight the history of the military in Haldimand County & explore the roles of men and women in combat and on the home front during the War of 1812, the Boer War, Fenian raids, WWI and WII. Pre-registration is required for this program; the cost is $5/person. Code: 10234. Light refreshments will be served.
Heritage Series: Obscure & Strange Historic Bylaws – November 20 (1 to 3pm)
This talk will highlight some of the interesting and humorous bylaws that were passed in Haldimand County beginning in the 1850’s. E.G: Did you know that it was illegal for your cows to run free on the main street in Dunnville? Pre-registration is required for this program; the cost is $5/person. Code: 8379. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information on these programs or other Museum offerings, contact the museum at email@example.com or 905-772-5880. A comprehensive schedule of all Museum programs is available in the County’s Community Guide.