York Branch Ontario Genealogical Society

Meetings & Events

Branch meetings are held at the Richmond Hill Public Library, 1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill (MAP) unless otherwise noted, at 7:15 pm on the second Wednesday. Dates and registration listed below:

Upcoming Events:

April 13, 2022 – York Branch – Growing Up Yonge- part One the 19th Century – Maggie Mackenzie- Heritage Coordinator City of Richmond Hill

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Speaker: Maggie MacKenzie, Heritage Services Coordinator for the City of Richmond Hill.

Maggie MacKenzie can be described as a creative and focused cultural heritage administrator with over 25 years’ experience in the public sector supporting community Arts, Culture and Heritage. She enjoys sharing her passion for History with stories for all ages. Maggie pursued fine arts and history at the Post-Secondary level at the Ontario College of Art (OCAD University) and the University of Waterloo. When not digging in the City of Richmond Hill’s Artifact Collection or crating a new program or exhibition with her team, Maggie can be found on the ski hill with her family or raising her Sphynx kittens on her hobby farm in Uxbridge.

City of Richmond Hill Heritage Services has a variety of Presentations.

Maggie will be presenting: Growing Up Yonge- Part One the 19th Century

Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe officially established Yonge Street in the 1790s. Envisioned as a military road from the Town of York ( now Toronto) to Holland Landing. Yonge Street opened up the northern part of York County for settlement- and positioned Richmond Hill as an essential stopping point along the two-day journey. Join Richmond Hill Heritage Services for part one of this two-part visual presentation illustrating the growth during the 19th century and the people that were influential in the development of Richmon Hill’s “Main Street”.

June 8, 2022

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September 14, 2022

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November 9, 2022

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