History Circle – Jan 11-2019

Topic: Origins of Surnames

Friday January 11th, 2019 7:30 pm at the Meeting Place

284 Simcoe Street.


General Meeting – November 25th, 2018

GENERAL MEETING– November 25th, 2018   2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Meeting Place – 284 Simcoe Street

On Nov 25th David Town is returning to our General Meeting to share his research on two infamous brawls in our local history – the Brechin Riot and the Orillia Riot.

Did you know that in the summer of 1942 a group of Orillia soldiers headed to the bar in Brechin and ended up in a brawl with the whole town?  A few heroic OPP officers had to suppress the riot.

Or, that in Orillia in 1844 alcohol, gambling and a sailboat race lead to a vicious brawl involving 500 men. The riot took many hours and dedicated constables to eventually settle things down.

Join us on Nov 25th to hear all the details from local historian David Town.



HISTORY CIRCLE – November 9-2018

History Circle – Friday November 9th, 2018     7:30 pm

The Meeting Place, 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton


Speaker:  Scott Gardner

Topic:  Beaverton and Thorah Public School

PowerPoint presentation and discussion

ALL WELCOME!                 


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – November 3rd, 2018


Saturday November 3rd, 2018 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bake Sale – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Log Cabin

Lunch – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Meeting Place

Gift Shop – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Log Cabin




GENERAL MEETING – October 28th, 2018

GENERAL MEETING  – Sunday October 28th, 2018

284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton, On

2:00 – 4:00 pm – All Welcome

Topic:    Eric Skat Petersen on Erik Skat Petersen, stone mason/arcitect

Speaker:  Eric Peterson

About Erik:

Erik Skat Petersen was a highly regarded master stone mason and architect who built and designed many prominent buildings in Ontario in the early part of the 20th century. They include the beautiful Presbyterian Church that rises from the Moon River falls at Bala, a stone school in Pine Springs, now owned by the University of Toronto, and Rosseau Community Hall, as well as many cottages and homes in Muskoka, Algonquin Park, Lake of Bays, Lake Erie, Toronto and Beaverton.

He immigrated to Canada from Denmark around 1908 in his early thirties and after a time in Toronto he moved to Beaverton where he built a beautiful stone house for his family. It still stands today as 510 North Street, Beaverton. Our speaker on Sunday Oct 28th at is his Grandson Eric Skat Petersen who will share his memories of his highly talented Grandfather and present some his drawings and blueprints that are so admired by other master stone masons.

I hope you can join us to learn more about this very local history story.