A Night to Remember the Empress of Ireland

***Update***

Unfortunately, the Empress of Ireland event has been cancelled.
Purchased tickets will be refunded.


The Sinking of the Empress of Ireland: People and Context will be an evening event with a talk from Dr. John Willis, Curator from the Canadian Museum of History.  Guests can enjoy a casual get together with friends at Huronia Museum with hors d’oeuvres and wine followed by a talk by Dr. Willis who will share the story of The Empress of Ireland, the largest maritime disaster in Canada’s history. Friday, March 27, 2015 7 00 pm   Hors D’oeuvres and Wine 7 30 pm   Lecture 8 30 pm   Coffee, Tea and Sweets Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Huronia Museum or online at  http://www.shopmidland.com/HuroniaMuseum/ This event is a fundraising event for the Huronia Museum and the Friends of the SS Keewatin. The event will be held at the Huronia Museum. Dr. John Willis will speak on the following: It took less than a quarter of an hour for the Empress of Ireland to sink to the bottom of the St. Lawrence River on the early morning of May 29, 1914.  A total of 1012 lost their loves.  Hundreds were injured, other scarred for life.  This presentation will focus on the crew and the passengers aboard the ship.  We will try to get a feel as to why some of these people were aboard the shipl their provenance, their destination; their destiny.  I will also examine tow elements of the context of the times: first: why and how people were travelling; second the great waterway by which they entered and left our country, the St. Lawrence River.

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Heritage Dinner: Friday, May 13, 2011

About our speaker:
Joe Martin is Director of Canadian Business History at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and author of Relentless Change: A Casebook for the Study of Canadian Business History. He has also contributed four of the days in the forthcoming book 100 Days That Changed Canada.
Joe is a generous and active supporter of many historical organizations – and a much sought-after fund-raiser. He is President Emeritus of Canada’s History Society, publisher of Canada’ History, formerly the Beaver, a former member of the Executive of the Ontario Historical Society and a Past President of the Manitoba Historical Society. He is currently the historian for Toronto’s prestigious Albany Club.
In 1995 he joined the faculty of the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto.
Joe Martin is often seen as a panelist on PBS, BNN and TVO, and quoted in the print media such as The Financial Post, The Economist, The Financial Times (of London), The Toronto Star, The National Post, The Winnipeg Free Press … and even The Midland Free Press. He lectures on cruise-ships and regularly participates in business and history symposiums.

This event takes place on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm at the North Simcoe Sports And Recreation Centre in Midland, Ontario.

Tickets are $75 with a $40 tax receipt.

For tickets contact:Huronia Museum 705.526.2844,

Rene Hackstetter 705.529.8818 or

Miles Blackhurst 705.526.6844

2nd Annual Huronia Museum Plant Sale

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

9.00 – 1.00 pm

or until the last plant is sold.

In the Museum’s Parking Lot



This is the second annual Huronia Museum plant sale. We have plants, annuals, perennials, bulbs and much more. We have beautiful plants donated from members of the museum. Last year’s plants sale sold out early, so best to come early.