September 19, 2017

Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the 1837-38 Upper Canada Rebellion

Join us for this exciting workshop to explore different aspects of the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837-38. The Richmond Hill Historical Society is hosting this workshop with Ontario Historical Society speakers. Beginning at 9:00 for registration, there will be four speakers speaking to  different topics related to the rebellion. The workshop will be located in the historic chapel of St. Mary’s Anglican Church located at Major MacKenzie Drive and Yonge Street. (www.saintmaryschurch.ca) 10030 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill.

NOVEMBER 2ND, 2013           9:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 9:00 – Download Registration Form Here

9:30 – 10:30 a.m

Chris Raible – “MacKenzie’s Rebellion-Memories & Myths” Chris Raible is a Creemore based historical researcher and writer with a special interest in William Lyon Mackenzie. *For more than 175 years, William Lyon McKenzie and the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada have been celebrated or discredited or ignored, but, I believe largely misunderstood.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Dorothy Duncan – “The Roots and Fruits of Discontent: Rebels at Table, 1837-1838” Dorothy Duncan is an award winning author and internationally recognized culinary historian. Neighbours and Friends!! We bid you all to leave your farms and shops and travel to our meeting place at Mount Pleasant on Yonge Street Road on Saturday November 2nd. Our host has promised dry, clean stabling for our horses and oxen and good victuals to sustain us as we meet to discuss our land, crops, gardens, roads, fair dealing and food supplies for the long hard winter that is close on our heels, and how we can survive and prosper here in Upper Canada, despite the oppression that surrounds us………

11:45 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served in Wrixon Hall at St. Mary’s Church

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Darryl Withrow – “The Prisoner’s Boxes of the 1837 Rebellion” Darryl Withrow is a teacher with the Toronto Board of Education and a woodworker who owns 3 original prisoner’s boxes and has reproduced 24 others. Darryl’s interest in prisoner’s wood boxes that were crafted by men jailed in the aftermath of the failed 1837 Rebellion of Upper Canada, has led him to see 85 original boxes in person and recorded vital information of each. The writing on the boxes has provided insight into the prisoners, their politics and their places in society. What purpose did these boxes serve?

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Dr. John Carter – “The 1838 Upper Canadian Rebellion and its Aftermath” Dr. John Carter is an author and historian. He is a Director of the Ontario Historical Society and a Vice Chair of the East York Foundation. Dr. John Carter will cover events associated with the Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1838, and investigate the consequences of these rebellious acts on the main participants. He will describe the lives of the exiled “Patriots” while incarcerated in the Van Diemen’s Land penal system detailing their period of probation and time of freedom before their eventual release and return to Canada and the United States.

Lunch and two breaks served with tea and coffee is included in the “Rebellion Remembrances” Registration Fee and served on site in Wrixon Hall. Time has been allowed for time variances and any question time required. For any inquiries regarding this workshop please call Andrea Kulesh @905-884-2789 or email r.hillhistsoc@hotmail.ca . Registration forms will be available to download the 2nd week of September. If you require a registration form mailed to you please call Andrea Kulesh and one will be forwarded to you for your convenience. All payments must be cheque or cash payment. Identification will be required for registration purposes paid by cheque.

Registration is limited, pre-registration is recommended. Fee can be paid at the door on day of workshop when a pre-registration form has been received without payment to reserve a seat.

Parking is available at the rear of the church off of McLatchey Lane. (leads in off Major Mackenzie, one street west of Yonge Street)

Download Registration Form Here