Book fair offers a glimpse into past

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society will turn the page on one of its most popular fundraisers on November 12, when it hold its 15th Annual Book Fair in the Fellowship Hall at St. James United Church (306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local history, maps and prints, genealogy, Canadiana, second-hand and antiquarian books will all be available as well as local history books, including the Society's re-printed Dundas Street Waterdown 1793-1993.

This special event provides an opportunity to add books to your own collection with an excellent selection for the approaching Christmas season.

The Hamilton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) will be selling transcriptions of the Hamilton-Wentworth area cemeteries, and additional 1901 census transcriptions. Neighbouring Brant County and Halton-Peel OGS will present similar resources for their areas.

The local Heritage Society will be selling its own publications of marriage records, obituary notices and directory listings for the Flamborough area. Copies of the Society's books, From West Flamborough's Storied Past, ...and they came to East Flamborough, plus Millgrove Through The Years and The Mountsberg Heritage will also be available for purchase.

Historical societies from Hamilton, Burlington and Grimsby will have their own latest books and maps. Local authors Dorothy Turcotte, The Book Band (local authors, illustrated Christmas Story) and Gary Evans will have their many books for sale. Copies of the newly-released Burlington book Burlington Doctors 1800-1961 and a Sheffield history, Life in the Country will be for sale.

Several area organizations and societies that promote history and heritage will have displays on hand and materials for sale. These include the Hamilton Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Society, Glanbrook Heritage Society (Glanbrook Township History Books), Grimsby Historical Society ('Annals of the Forty'), Dundas Historical Society Museum (Dundas history books) and The City of Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee with walking guides and posters from surrounding communities.

The Mackenzie Printery Museum from Queenston will have a small printing press set up for visitors to view and try their hand at operating.

Dennis Morley of Guelph (Canadiana, second-hand books), Celia Perry (good second-hand books) and Natural Heritage Books (Canadiana, genealogy books) will also have items for sale. In the continuing tradition of this annual sale there will be many good quality hardcover (history, biography and art) books for sale.

For lovers of antiquarian material, first editions and rare books, Capricorn Books and Ephemera, John Rush Books and Alexander Gallery will provide a wide selection of collectable books, ephemera and maps and prints for personal or Christmas presents.

The theme for this year's sale is "History on Parade-Youthful Inspirations," aimed at encouraging young people ages 7 to 14 to read, particularly Canadian History. There will be additional children's book exhibitors, and two local author workshops in the Church's Parlour. Both authors will appear in period costume and read from or refer to their own history books.

James Elliott, writer, historian and former heritage writer for the Hamilton Spectator, will read at 11 a.m. from If Ponies Rode Men, the story of Robert Land, a British sympathizer living in the United States during the American Revolutionary War who escaped to find freedom in Upper Canada.

Joanna Emery, award-winning children's author, will speak at 1 p.m. on how she writes historical books and she will read from her latest works.

Attendees will receive historical bags with City of Hamilton museum passes and there will be a draw for a prize at both seminars.

Door prizes provided by exhibitors will be drawn for throughout the event.

The book fair is a fundraising event for the Heritage Society in its ongoing work in the community and in operating the Flamborough Archives.

Admission and parking are free. Refreshments, including an excellent selection of sandwiches for lunch, will be available from the kitchen.

Book fair offers a glimpse into past

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society will turn the page on one of its most popular fundraisers on November 12, when it hold its 15th Annual Book Fair in the Fellowship Hall at St. James United Church (306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local history, maps and prints, genealogy, Canadiana, second-hand and antiquarian books will all be available as well as local history books, including the Society's re-printed Dundas Street Waterdown 1793-1993.

This special event provides an opportunity to add books to your own collection with an excellent selection for the approaching Christmas season.

The Hamilton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) will be selling transcriptions of the Hamilton-Wentworth area cemeteries, and additional 1901 census transcriptions. Neighbouring Brant County and Halton-Peel OGS will present similar resources for their areas.

The local Heritage Society will be selling its own publications of marriage records, obituary notices and directory listings for the Flamborough area. Copies of the Society's books, From West Flamborough's Storied Past, ...and they came to East Flamborough, plus Millgrove Through The Years and The Mountsberg Heritage will also be available for purchase.

Historical societies from Hamilton, Burlington and Grimsby will have their own latest books and maps. Local authors Dorothy Turcotte, The Book Band (local authors, illustrated Christmas Story) and Gary Evans will have their many books for sale. Copies of the newly-released Burlington book Burlington Doctors 1800-1961 and a Sheffield history, Life in the Country will be for sale.

Several area organizations and societies that promote history and heritage will have displays on hand and materials for sale. These include the Hamilton Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Society, Glanbrook Heritage Society (Glanbrook Township History Books), Grimsby Historical Society ('Annals of the Forty'), Dundas Historical Society Museum (Dundas history books) and The City of Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee with walking guides and posters from surrounding communities.

The Mackenzie Printery Museum from Queenston will have a small printing press set up for visitors to view and try their hand at operating.

Dennis Morley of Guelph (Canadiana, second-hand books), Celia Perry (good second-hand books) and Natural Heritage Books (Canadiana, genealogy books) will also have items for sale. In the continuing tradition of this annual sale there will be many good quality hardcover (history, biography and art) books for sale.

For lovers of antiquarian material, first editions and rare books, Capricorn Books and Ephemera, John Rush Books and Alexander Gallery will provide a wide selection of collectable books, ephemera and maps and prints for personal or Christmas presents.

The theme for this year's sale is "History on Parade-Youthful Inspirations," aimed at encouraging young people ages 7 to 14 to read, particularly Canadian History. There will be additional children's book exhibitors, and two local author workshops in the Church's Parlour. Both authors will appear in period costume and read from or refer to their own history books.

James Elliott, writer, historian and former heritage writer for the Hamilton Spectator, will read at 11 a.m. from If Ponies Rode Men, the story of Robert Land, a British sympathizer living in the United States during the American Revolutionary War who escaped to find freedom in Upper Canada.

Joanna Emery, award-winning children's author, will speak at 1 p.m. on how she writes historical books and she will read from her latest works.

Attendees will receive historical bags with City of Hamilton museum passes and there will be a draw for a prize at both seminars.

Door prizes provided by exhibitors will be drawn for throughout the event.

The book fair is a fundraising event for the Heritage Society in its ongoing work in the community and in operating the Flamborough Archives.

Admission and parking are free. Refreshments, including an excellent selection of sandwiches for lunch, will be available from the kitchen.

Book fair offers a glimpse into past

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society will turn the page on one of its most popular fundraisers on November 12, when it hold its 15th Annual Book Fair in the Fellowship Hall at St. James United Church (306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local history, maps and prints, genealogy, Canadiana, second-hand and antiquarian books will all be available as well as local history books, including the Society's re-printed Dundas Street Waterdown 1793-1993.

This special event provides an opportunity to add books to your own collection with an excellent selection for the approaching Christmas season.

The Hamilton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) will be selling transcriptions of the Hamilton-Wentworth area cemeteries, and additional 1901 census transcriptions. Neighbouring Brant County and Halton-Peel OGS will present similar resources for their areas.

The local Heritage Society will be selling its own publications of marriage records, obituary notices and directory listings for the Flamborough area. Copies of the Society's books, From West Flamborough's Storied Past, ...and they came to East Flamborough, plus Millgrove Through The Years and The Mountsberg Heritage will also be available for purchase.

Historical societies from Hamilton, Burlington and Grimsby will have their own latest books and maps. Local authors Dorothy Turcotte, The Book Band (local authors, illustrated Christmas Story) and Gary Evans will have their many books for sale. Copies of the newly-released Burlington book Burlington Doctors 1800-1961 and a Sheffield history, Life in the Country will be for sale.

Several area organizations and societies that promote history and heritage will have displays on hand and materials for sale. These include the Hamilton Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Society, Glanbrook Heritage Society (Glanbrook Township History Books), Grimsby Historical Society ('Annals of the Forty'), Dundas Historical Society Museum (Dundas history books) and The City of Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee with walking guides and posters from surrounding communities.

The Mackenzie Printery Museum from Queenston will have a small printing press set up for visitors to view and try their hand at operating.

Dennis Morley of Guelph (Canadiana, second-hand books), Celia Perry (good second-hand books) and Natural Heritage Books (Canadiana, genealogy books) will also have items for sale. In the continuing tradition of this annual sale there will be many good quality hardcover (history, biography and art) books for sale.

For lovers of antiquarian material, first editions and rare books, Capricorn Books and Ephemera, John Rush Books and Alexander Gallery will provide a wide selection of collectable books, ephemera and maps and prints for personal or Christmas presents.

The theme for this year's sale is "History on Parade-Youthful Inspirations," aimed at encouraging young people ages 7 to 14 to read, particularly Canadian History. There will be additional children's book exhibitors, and two local author workshops in the Church's Parlour. Both authors will appear in period costume and read from or refer to their own history books.

James Elliott, writer, historian and former heritage writer for the Hamilton Spectator, will read at 11 a.m. from If Ponies Rode Men, the story of Robert Land, a British sympathizer living in the United States during the American Revolutionary War who escaped to find freedom in Upper Canada.

Joanna Emery, award-winning children's author, will speak at 1 p.m. on how she writes historical books and she will read from her latest works.

Attendees will receive historical bags with City of Hamilton museum passes and there will be a draw for a prize at both seminars.

Door prizes provided by exhibitors will be drawn for throughout the event.

The book fair is a fundraising event for the Heritage Society in its ongoing work in the community and in operating the Flamborough Archives.

Admission and parking are free. Refreshments, including an excellent selection of sandwiches for lunch, will be available from the kitchen.