Heritage Dinner 2017: Making Reel History

Final Heritage dinner 2017 poster (1)Huronia Museum and Ouendat Village

Heritage Dinner 2017 – Featuring Speaker, Peter Twist


History is not just a location and date. History is PEOPLE.

Bringing history to the screen involves unique challenges.  How do you integrate truth with entertainment? Peter Twist will discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of working on two major Canadian history documentary series; ‘Canada- A People’s History’ and the upcoming ‘Canada – The Story of Us’.  There are many aspects to being the onset historical advisor for film or television projects.  Whose stories are worth telling?  When does subjectivity cross the line to downright lies?  How can you tell big stories with limited budgets?  How important are the “details”?

Friday May 12th, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, in Midland, Ontario.

Join us at Heritage Dinner to hear Peter Twist, Director of Historical Reconstruction, talk about breathing life into History in Film and television. Peter Twist is well known around the world to Museum Curators as well as Film, Television and Event Producers. With a background in fine arts, engineering and teaching, his knowledge of historical topics and events span all periods around the globe.

His impressive CV includes being Historical/Technical Advisor and Military and Nautical skills trainer for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film series; as well as for many well known documentaries for PBS, the History Channel and CBC.  Peter is also an internationally recognized, award-winning miniature sculptor and painter who produced prototype action figures for Hasbro, including the world-famous, iconic G.I. Joe.

He continues to be active in the heritage community as a museum board member and event organiser. He writes, lectures, hosts workshops, and has been instrumental in training and establishing a system of command in North America’s British Napoleonic Re-enactment Community. He holds memberships in numerous societies including the Company of Military Historians and has been certified as an Historic Weapons Supervisor.

Tickets can be purchased on-line or in store at the museum, 549 Little Lake Park Rd. during regular business hours (Monday- Friday 9am-5pm,and during the farmers market Sundays from 9am – 1pm)


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