This series of short films explores a variety of topics concerning the local history of Elgin County
On July 15th 1887 a London & Port Stanley Railway train collided with a Michigan Central Railroad train at the diamond at Centre and Moore Streets in St. Thomas, Ontario. The resulting explosions and fire remains the worst loss of life and property in the City's history.
By: Nicole Weppler,
Curator, Gore Bay Museum
August 13, 2015
The Gore Bay Museum, founded in 1948 on a property originally used as a jailhouse and jailer’s residence, now operates as a public museum with a collection that will take you back in time to appreciate the history of Gore Bay and western Manitoulin Island.
By: Sarah McCabe, OHS Reach Project Manager
August 3, 2015
Would you like to hear first-hand stories about Ontario history, on topics ranging from immigration, First Nations culture, education, and hockey, to selling bananas in Toronto’s Kensington Market? Oral histories on these subjects and many more have been recorded by Ontario historical societies and are now available online.