Heritage Dinner 2015 – Featuring Speaker Dr. Kathryn Labelle

Confronting Champlain’s Legacy In 17th Century Wendat Country

Much has been made of Samuel de Champlain and his exploration of the “New World”. Biographical sketches detail his personal life as well as his professional legacies concerning the settlement of what would become Canada. Unfortunately similar biographies are rare for those Indigenous people who encountered Champlain and his European counterparts. Consequently current histories continue to neglect the lesser known “dreams” of First Nation Leaders and their legacies.

Dr Kathryn Labelle’s talk offers a unique opportunity to counter this trend and discover the significant story story of Chief Aenon of the Wendat Bear Nation. As a skillful diplomat and advocate for his people, Labelle uses Aenon’s Biography to create a more nuanced depiction of the 17th century Wendat Country (Huronia).

Friday May 8th, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, in Midland, Ontario. 

Join us as we hear Dr. Kathryn Labelle speak on Chief Aenon’s Dream: Confronting Champlain’s Legacy In 17th Century Wendat Country. Dr. Labelle is an Assistant Professor of Aboriginal history at the University of Saskatchewan and an adopted member of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas.  She is the Author of “Dispersed but not Destroyed” also available for purchase at the Huronia Museum.

Buy tickets at the Huronia Museum or online at http://www.shopmidland.com/HuroniaMuseum



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

Huronia Museum Heritage Dinner April 26

Huronia Museum Heritage Dinner

April 26th, 2008

The Board of Directors for Huronia Museum is once again holding Our Annual Heritage Dinner. This year the Dinner is hosted at the Midland Legion and catered by the Ladies Auxiliary providing a delicious meal, with raffles, door prizes, a silent auction, and fascinating local people to meet and talk to about local heritage activities and projects.

This year we have invited William Northcott and William Smith to make a presentation about the release of their new book, Midland on Georgian Bay. Bill & Bill not only share their first name, but also an abiding love for their beautiful community and its History. No doubt they will have interesting stories to tell that you won’t want to miss regarding the preparation of the book and the research that made it so fascinating.

The Heritage Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Midland Legion beginning at 5:00p.m for cocktails with dinner starting at approximately 6:30p.m. Tickets are $50 each with a $30.00 tax receipt and may be purchased at Huronia Museum. For more information, please call the Museum at 705-526-2844 or from Board Members: Miles Blackhurst 526-6844, John Raynor 526-4927, Jo-Ann Knicely 526-9420, Jack Charlebois 526-9932, Isobel Ball 526-9518, Jack Contin 526-0835, Gary French 322-3003, Gord Laco 526-7587 and Gord Robbins 533-1242.