In December of 1837 a bunch of farmers picked up weapons and gathered near the corner of Yonge and Eglinton Avenue, just north of the City of Toronto. Their plan was to march into town and take it over. Why did they do this? This talk will look at the Rebellions of 1837; the causes, the conflict, the outcomes and the personalities of some the people involved in this watershed moment of Canadian history.
Bruce Beaton is a Toronto-based heritage practitioner, actor and writer. He works at Mackenzie House Museum. He created the exhibit Eaton’s Goes To War: Family, Memory & Meaning which was a Heritage Toronto 2018 Public History Award Nominee. He also developed and delivers an outreach education program for the City of Toronto called Hands On Inquiry: The Great War. Bruce sits on the board of directors for the Kensington Market Historical Society. He co-authored (with Shannon Todd) Reclaiming the Ruins: A Case Study of Graffiti Heritage Interpretation at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto which was published by Left Coast Press in 2015 in the anthology Understanding Graffiti.
Handouts will be provided, and closed captioned recordings will be available to all registrants until December 31.
$8 OGS members/ $10 non-members