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Flamborough Heritage Society meeting shines light on history in cemeteries

The Flamborough Heritage Society welcomes Robin McKee at its Fri., Jan. 25  meeting to share his presentation “Historical Perceptions,” focusing on how history is represented in local cemeteries.

McKee has followed his passion for the history of the Hamilton community, drawing on his experiences from his regularly conducted public tours through the Hamilton Cemetery located on York Boulevard across from Dundurn Castle. Individuals familiar with McKee’s tours will know that he enjoys interaction with the public and encourages questions and shared tales.

McKee is a member of the Head of the Lake Historical Society, the Mountain Heritage Society, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, and the Beach Lighthouse Group.  A graduate of McMaster University and Mohawk College, he has also completed certificate courses through the Ontario Museum Association and is recognized as a qualified museum worker.

McKee regularly conducts “Stories in the Stones” cemetery tours throughout the spring, summer, and autumn – free of charge.

Residents are invited to attend the Flamborough Heritage Society meeting on Jan. 25 at St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr., Waterdown. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the meeting is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

The venue is also accessible, thanks to a chair lift.

The Flamborough Heritage Society is a non-profit, volunteer group keen on preserving and promoting local history through public meetings, publications, and an archives facility.

Public meetings are held the last Friday of September, October, January, February and April. The March meeting will be on the fourth Friday.

The Flamborough Archives are currently located at the Hamilton Public Library’s Central Branch, 55 York Blvd., 4th Floor. For more information, call 905-540-5161 or email wefhs@hpl.ca.

The Archives will be moving back to Waterdown following the completion of the new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre, where they will occupy space. However, funds are needed to provide the community with a proper research facility.

Visit http://wefhs.myhamilton.ca for more information or to make a contribution.

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