This is the best place to view our latest news and events. In addition, we will create posts on interesting bits of local history.
This document, written by Iain C. Taylor in 1969, was digitized by the Internet Archives in 2022. It portrays our area in 1969 and studies the impact of Bon Echo to the local economy.
Before the 1970s, there were basically no medical facilities here. Volunteers were trained through an emergency organization to do first response treatments at accident sites, for example.
Margaret Axford will be the guest speaker at the next Cloyne and District Historical Society general meeting on Monday, November 20th 1 pm at the Barrie Community Hall.
On Monday October 16th at 1PM in the Barrie Community Hall, the Cloyne & District Historical Society will host historian Chris Anstead. In his presentation “The colonization roads of Eastern Ontario, and the villages they produced”. One of those roads, of course, runs right by our Pioneer Museum. Come out and bring your friends.
Did you know that two made for cinema movies were filmed in the Cloyne area in 1976 and 1981? The movies ‘Surfacing’ and ‘The Far Shore’ were filmed with US and Canadian actors in Bon Echo and Skootamatta Lake. Why did the directors choose our area? What was the budget of the films? How did the actual filming affect individual property owners?
Every individual needs to prepare a will and appoint an executor, and people often appoint their children as both executors and beneficiaries. Join us for more details at the next Speakers’ Forum.
Join us August 9th at the Northbrook Lions Hall for the next Speakers’ Forum to learn about avoiding scams and fraud. Constable David Yome from the OPP will be addressing our group as an expert in this field.
You may have noticed Little Libraries appearing here and there. Now, a Little Free Library has been installed at the Cloyne Pioneer Museum.
Join us on July 12th, 2023 at 7 pm for the next session of the Speakers’ Forum. Canada’s expert on Climate Change, Dr. Robert McLeman, will be speaking to us about what to expect in the Land O’ Lakes region in the future.
CDHS Invites You To Join Us!
Membership allows you to take full advantage of what the Society and Museum have to offer. Members are eligible to vote at all general meetings including the AGM and to run for a position on the Board of Directors. The annual fee is only $10.00 per person. Sign up today to learn and share our history!
CDHS Invites You To Become A Member!
Membership allows you to take full advantage of what the Society and Museum have to offer. Members are eligible to vote at the AGM and to run for a position on the Board of Directors. The annual fee is only $10.00 per person. Sign up today and join us!.