April Meeting – New Topic – On The Homefront

On April 23, Graham Phair will give the Society a glimpse at how the people of Niagara managed during World War II.  Phair is the author of the recent book Snapshots of the Homefront: 1939 – 1941.  The book is filled with photographs from the St. Catharines Standard collection.  The meeting promises to be aContinue reading “April Meeting – New Topic – On The Homefront”

Historic Timeline of the War of 1812

Along the Niagara Frontier (with particular interest to Grantham Township)   1812   June 18 – United States President James Madison signs Declaration of War against Great Britain   July 12 – American forces under Brig.-Gen. William Hull cross Detroit River and invade Upper Canada at Sandwich   August 16 – British forces under Maj.-Gen.Continue reading “Historic Timeline of the War of 1812”

Some Reminiscences of Grantham Township by Bob Bell

On November 27, Bob Bell recounted some of his varied experiences as a local politician in Grantham Township from the 1950s through to the 1980s.  Bob Bell was born in 1921 in Louth Township decended from the Loyalist families Secord and Pawling.  He worked at McKinnon Industries (now General Motors) for forty-seven years before retiringContinue reading “Some Reminiscences of Grantham Township by Bob Bell”