Note: All meetings of The ATHS begin promptly at 7:30pm (our president, The Rev. Can. Bob Brownlie being an oddball clergyman, likes to start on time!). The Annual Fall Supper Meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm on Friday Sept 22nd. The October and November meetings will take place at The Optimist Hall (237 Manitou Way, Ancaster) due to renovations taking place at The Ancaster Old Town Hall. The January through April meetings will take place at Ancaster Old Town Hall, as usual.


Friday, September 22, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

“200 Years of Ryserson United”

Supper at Ryerson United Church, Ancaster
Advanced Supper Ticket Required
Please Call 905-304-0420

Speaker: Member of Ryerson Church Council (TBD)


Friday, October 27, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. *Location Change*

“The Real McRae”, about the author of the “In Flanders Field” poem.

Speaker: Susan Raby-Dunne, Author


Friday, November 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. *Location Change*

“Victorian Cookery”

Speaker: Janet Kronick, Official Food Historian at Dundurn Castle


Friday, January 26, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

“Forensic Psychiatry in Hamilton, a long and checkered history”

Speakers: Dr. John Deadman, Psychologist (ret’d), ATHS Member and Board Director


Friday, February 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

“The History of the Hamilton Spectator”

Speaker: Jeff Mahoney, Columnist with Hamilton Spectator


Friday, March 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

“Samuel Bamberger”

Speaker: Jack Freiburger, Teacher (ret’d), Amateur Local Historian and ATHS Member


Friday, April 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

2018 ANNUAL MEETING of the Ancaster Township Historical Society

Members’ 3rd “SHOW & TELL” Fun Night
10-12 ATHS members to bring a family heirloom/heritage artifact and give the story behind the item (limit 3-5 minutes each).

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