We have great new signs to direct visitors from St Joseph Memorial Park to the Archives. Thank you. Mark Tucker, Ken Munger and Frank Ihrig
Mike Miller, President of the St. Joseph & Area Historical Society, was recently honoured with the Ontario Volunteer Services Award in recognition of his 15+ years of continuous service to the Society since it was founded in 1997.
Read more in the Lakeshore Advance
The St. Joseph and Area Historical Society of St. Joseph, ON placed third in the annual Communities in Bloom 2015 Gardens of Remembrance program with their submission, the “St. Joseph Memorial Park”. The garden in St. Joseph’s Memorial Park was the only Ontario award recipient in the Garden of Remembrance program and the Historical Society was presented with a $100.00 gift card from Home Hardware.
Wednesday November 11 at 11 AM
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,
Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women
who sacrificed their lives in military service.
Thank you to the friends and neighbours who celebrated Breakfast in the Park with us this year. The weather was wonderful and the volunteers exemplary. A very special thankyou to our sponsors and donors.
See you next year – 3rd Saturday in August.
Dianne Tucker, St. Joseph and Area Historical Society member, photographed all the tombstones in St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery last summer. The results are on-line at www.geneofun.on.ca/cems/ON/ONHUR11558
A lovely, solemn day. Thank you to all who could join us.
Last year our area commemorated the Great Storm of 1913.
For our part we presented a very successful dinner theatre “The White Hurricane”. During the evening we raffled off prints of the ships we featured in the production. Proceeds of the raffle and a generous grant from the Municipality of Bluewater allowed us to erect another historical plaque in St Joseph’s Memorial Park. The plaque faces the spot in the lake where the Wexford lies.
Duncan McGregor was presented with the Warden’s Award by Huron County Warden Joe Steffler at the Huron Arts & Heritage Network awards night on May 2, 2014. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual across all categories. The St. Joseph & Area Historical Society congratulates Duncan for this well deserved recognition.
Joe Wooden and Pat Rowe are congratulated for receiving a joint nomination for the Community Contribution Award.