and activities of the BHCARA

Past Events

Most events feature the 2015 OMAH Historical Award Nominated Author & British Home Child expert Lori Oschefski CEO of the award winning BHCARA

We would like to thank each and every single location for hosting our display and/or our presentations. You guys are a huge help in getting the word out about the British Home Children!!

Scroll For Gallery Of Past Events

Black Creek Pioneer Village

partnership from 2013 to present

 

2017 Events 

  • WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY January 2017

  • Freedom Talk Radio - live from Scotland Jan 2017

  • The Toronto Ward Museum Census Workshop Mar 2017

  • Commemoration of Vimy Ridge at the Barrie Legion

  • Caledon East and District Historical Society

  • Vaughan Township Historical Society

  • Pier 21 in Halifax - Toronto Ward Museum

  • Fresh Start Foundation Conference, Scotland, Video

  • Bradford Public Library exhibit

  • Bradford Public Library - evening presentation

  • the official private opening of the new Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History

  • Nottawasaga Inn Probus

  • Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village

  • London, Ontario Western Fair

  • Dufferin County Museum & Archives

  • Park Lawn Cemetery BHC Monument Dedication

  • Display at the Orillia Public Library "People of Orillia"

  • The Veterans' Classic , The Raceway at the Western Fair District

  • University of Waterloo Renison College

  • Bolton and District PROBUS Club

  • Orillia Public Library, Student Remembrance Event
     

2018 Events

  • Probus Etobicoke Club

  • Bracebridge Probus Club

  • Harriston Library 

  • Wellinngton County Historical Society

  • Kitchener Public Library Genealogy Fair

  • Colonel John Butler (CJB) Branch of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada

  • Champlain Seniors Service Club - Orillia, Ontario

  • Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society

  • Orillia Public Library Family History Festival

  • Waterloo Region Museum

  • London Western Fair

  • Gravenhurst Probus Club

  • Hamilton Public Library

  • Historical Automobile Society of Ontario 

  • Orillia Public Library 3 day Remembrance event

Past Event Locations

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Events

  • Black Creek Pioneer Village 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

  • Upper Canada Village 2013

  • Orangeville Public Library 2012, 2013 & 2014

  • Wellington County Museum

  • Richmond Hill Public Library

  • Niagra Branch OGS

  • Ottawa Public Library

  • Clarington's Agricultural Heritage

  • Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

  • Barrie Public Library

  • Barrie Legion 2014 2x, 2015

  • Barrie Historical Society 2015

  • Simcoe County Historical Society 2015

  • Newmarket Public Library

  • Curtain Club, Richmond Hill

  • Peterborough Public Library

  • Orillia Historical Society 2013

  • The Sparrow Lake Historical Society

  • Millbrook Historical Society

  • One World- One Family Conferance - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints the, Brampton Ontario Stake 2014, 2015 August

  • 4th Line Theater, Millbrook, Ontario 2014

  • Kawartha Lakes

  • Peoples Church

  • Hamilton, Ontario book Launch 2014

  • Calgary Public Library 2014

  • The Beach Celtic Festival 2014

  •  Northridge Community Church, Newmarket 2014

  • Scottish SIG Symposium 2014

  • Toronto Roman Catholic School Board 2014

  • Orillia Public Library 2013, 2014 & 2015

  • Meaford Speaker's Series 2014

  • Ontario Genealogical Society 2014

  • North Emily Women's Inst. 2014

  • Newmarket Historical Society 2014

  •  Painswick Library Branch    

  • Orillia Rotary Club 2015

  • The Royal Canadian Legion 2014 & 2015

  • The White Lions Tea House 2015

  • Mono Mills United Church 2015

  • Muskoka Boat and Heritage Center 2015

  • St. John's Church - Men's Breakfast Club 2015

  • Sparrow Lake Historical Society 2015

  • Uxbridge Historical Society & Uxbridge Genealogy Group 2015

  • Etobicoke Historical Society - 2015

  • Shelbourne Public Library - 2015

  • HOMECHILD the Musical - 2013, 2015

 

2016 Events

 

  • Woods Park Retirement Home - 2016

  • Simcoe County Branch of OGS - Barrie - 2016

  • Canadian Legion - Erin, Ontario - 2016

  • Orillia Public Library 2016 Exhibt and Quilt show

  • Orangeman's Lodge - Newton Robinson 2016

  • Barrie - Huronia Probus Club 2016

  • Private Bus Tour of Black Creek Exhibit 2016

  • White Lions Tea House 2016

  •  Beaverton branch of Brock township Library

  • Barnardo's Children's Church Tea 2016

  • North York Historical Society 2016

  • Stratford Perth County Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario 2016

  • Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto 2016

  • Palgrave Unite Church 2016

  • Rotary Club of Etobicoke 2016

  • Pier 21, Halifax 2016

  • Maple Leaf Women's Probus in Newmarket July 2016

  • Centre-Wellington Probus July 2016

  • Millennium Library - Winnipeg August 2016

  • Folklarama Winnipeg - August 2016

  • Rotary Club of Barrie - August 2016

  • Innisfil Historical Society - Sept. 2016

  • Black Creek Pioneer Village 2016 BHC Day

  • Family History Festival Orillia Public Library  Oct 2016 table hosted by Carol Black

  • St. Andrews Presbyterian, Guelph, Ontario Oct 2016
    speaker: John Jefkins

  • Ramara Historical Society, Udney, Oct 2016

  • Georgina Pioneer Village, Georgina Ont Oct 2016

  • Orillia Rememberance Event -OPL, Nov 2016, tables hosted by JoAnn Clark and Susan Hall

  • Black Creek Pioneer Village

 

 

3 November, 2016
2016 OMA Awards of Excellence Recipient for Excellence in Exhibit
presented to the Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto for the exhibit "Breaking the Silence", created in partnership with the BHCARA. Accepting the award at a gala dinner was Jennifer Harrington, Curator Collections BCPV and CEO of the BHCARA, Lori Oschefski

2015 Barrie Legion, Barrie Historical Association & Simcoe County Historical Association

Bradford Public Library 2017 exhibit

Black Creek Pioneer Village long term exhibt.
Awarded the 2016 Ontario Museum Association Award of Excellence in Exhibitions

Opened again in 2017 for our 4th year

The BHCARA has an extensive collection of information and artifacts for display purposes. Our exhbits include our 2016 Memory Quilt which has been shown across Canada and England.

The BHCARA has been the main contributer of information and artifacts for a long term BHC exhibit at the Canadian Musuem of History, Canadian Immigration Hall, 100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8. 

Our first exhibit in Bradford, Ontario 2012

Richmond Hill Public Library Exhbit

We are available or special events and short term exhibits as well. 

 

Contact us at info@BritishHomeChildren.com

Orillia Public Library 2016 exhibit

Orangeville Public Library 2014

Orillia Public Library

Hockey icon Don Cherry 2014 - Opening of Breaking The Silence exhibit at Black Creek, with Mr. Cherry is
Jennifer Harrington and Lori Oschefski

Winnipeg, Manitoba Folklorama 2016

Although our artifacts are generally available for exhibits in Ontario, we are happy to work with other organizations providing information for exhibits across the world. 

 

Our quilt is available for short term loans across Canada. Contact us at info@BritishHomeChildren.com for information. Postage and insurance must be covered. 

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