By Hope Harwood
Many of you may recognize the name of our final speaker in the 2016 AHS Speaker Series, Jacqueline Stuart. You may also have memories of her taking you around the Aurora Museum, helping you with a research project, or looking up parts of your family tree. That is because for 25 years Jacqueline Stuart was … Read more
At Hillary House, we are getting closer to setting up our World War One exhibit opening August 20th. We are getting materials ready and gathering artifacts, but did you know that we have some artifacts belonging to military history on display all the time? Belonging to Robert William Hillary, this sword served both him and … Read more
As we continue organizing and cataloging our collection at Hillary House, we come across artifacts once in a while that communicate very little details about them! Sometimes we ask one another’s opinions, and research until we find something similar enough that we are confident in our identification! This artifact was being cataloged by our Collections … Read more
Early travel writing can be found during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and was written from the perspective of individuals in poetry and story narrative. During Classical and Medieval times, content of “travel writing” would be a record of quests, containing a religious focus, and do not tell much about a destination. They did talk about … Read more
This week we will be saying goodbye to our co-op student from Dr. G.W. William SS, Nida Atif. Nida has been with AHS since February and has been a wonderful addition to our team, assisting us with exhibits, Artifact of the Week, collections inventory, and more. She has written the following letter of reflection on her time here at Hillary House:
This square piano was labelled by John Morgan Thomas, who worked in Toronto between 1843 and 1875.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2016 Spring Clean Up at Hillary House! On Saturday May 7, volunteers raked leaves, removed weeds, transported flowers, mulched flowerbeds and cleaned up garbage.