Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spadina’s Austin Family and the Great War, June 3, 2016

From Gwyneth Pearce, Publicity – Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

I am writing to you on behalf of the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society to let you know about a special event that we are offering on Friday 3 June in partnership with the annual OGS Conference. This is a unique opportunity for anyone with an interest in early 20th century Toronto, social history or the First World War, and we hope you will consider sharing the information with your members, patrons and colleagues.

Registration is now open for “Spadina’s Austin Family and the Great War”, a full-day program at the Spadina Museum, which was home to Toronto’s prominent Austin family for more than a century. The day will begin with a guided tour of the mansion, now restored to its 1920s and 1930s glory, followed by a boxed lunch and time to explore the grounds and gardens. In the afternoon, two expert presentations, including discussions and hands-on sessions with artifacts and archival documents, will help participants learn about the Great War and its aftermath through the eyes of a soldier, a nurse and the affluent family left on the home front.

A bus will be bringing Conference 2016 registrants to Spadina Museum from the Conference venue, the International Plaza Hotel near Toronto’s Pearson Airport, in the morning and returning them there at the end of the day. Participants not attending Conference 2016 may choose to either travel on the bus or join the group at Spadina Museum.

For further details and registration information, visit the Toronto Branch website. I have included a notice for this event suitable for bulletin-board posting should that be a possibility.

Thank you for helping to spread the word about our Toronto Branch activities.

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