General Meeting – Oct 27-2019

Steamboats of Lake Simcoe & Couchiching

Sunday October 27-2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Meeting Place, 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton

Our speaker Sunday is Bob Holden, Vice-President of the Georgina Historical Society, and co-founder of the Newmarket Historical Society. He will present on the  Steamboats of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. A retired teacher, Bob has a passionate interest in the history of transportation in our area. He has done extensive research on the history of the railways and their links with water transportation. The steamboats of Lake Simcoe played a very important role in the history of our area making this topic especially relevant for us. Hope you can join us on Sunday Oct 27th at 2pm.

History Circle – October 11th, 2019

What did we use before plastic, and what can we now use instead of plastic? 

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

A lively discussion for all. All Welcome!



$5.00 EACH – Starts at 11:00 am

Served at the Meeting Place, 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton

General Meeting – June 23rd, 2019

Taming Orillia’s Red Light District

Speaker: David Town

Popular local history writer David Town returns to the Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society to talk about a seedy and little-known side of Orillia’s early history – the thriving red light district of the 1890’s. His recent book, “Taming Orillia’s Red Light District” tells the story of the 1895 crackdown on the bawdy houses of the city and men who visited them. His research reveals that very prominent men were arrested in their homes and describes the incredible court case that ensued.

History Circle – June 14th, 2019

150th of the Beaverton Fair – Movie and Discussion

Friday June 14th, 2019 — 7:30 pm at the Meeting Place

All Welcome!