Annual Beef BBQ
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Beef BBQ

Join the Beachville District Historical Society at the Beachville District Museum as they host their annual summer BBQ! The event will be held rain or shine and will include activities for the whole family! Tour the museum, take a walk around the park, and enjoy a delicious meal.

Meal: Juicy Roast Beef, Baked Beans, Buttered Corn, Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Coleslaw, Pies and Coffee/Tea/Juice.

  • Adults...................$20

  • Kids 6-12..............$10

  • Kids under 6 are FREE

Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by clicking here. All proceeds from this event to support Beachville District Museum’s parkland.

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Why Mackay Still Matters In Taiwan
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Why Mackay Still Matters In Taiwan

Nearly 120 years after his death, Zorra-born missionary George Leslie Mackay is still revered as a folk hero in Taiwan. His powerful legacy includes religion, education and health care delivered through a network of trained Taiwanese people. He is now considered an icon of Taiwanese nationalism. Dr. Stainton was himself a missionary in Taiwan for 11 years and is founder and secretary of the Canadian Mackay Committee. Seating is limited.

Please register online at https://bit.ly/30seHQ3. Alternately, you may call the museum directly at 519-423-6497 (Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays).

Location:  Program room, Beachville District Museum, 584371 Beachville Road (west side if Beachville, at Domtar Line).

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Oct
1
to Oct 31

Art from Oxford

Oxford County subjects are featured in this juried art show by Oxford Creative Connections, in cooperation with the Beachville District Historical Society and the Beachville District Museum. You are invited to an opening reception hosted by the Society on Friday evening, October 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Viewing during Museum hours, Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:00. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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 Black History Vanishing Point
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Black History Vanishing Point

Speaker: Scott Gilles, Curator, Ingersoll Cheese & Heritage Museum 

Next to Chatham, Oxford County once had the largest Black population in Ontario. By 1872, 60,000 Blacks had been welcomed into Canada from the U.S., and given equal citizenship, educational opportunities and in many cases grants of land. Some were slaves but others were free Blacks, looking for a better life. They worked the land, raised their families, built schools, churches, established hamlets … and are now gone, leaving little trace.

Pictured: The Reverend Solomon Peter Hale, pastor of the British Methodist Episcopal Church in Ingersoll.

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Daffy Planting
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Daffy Planting

We are planting a concentration of 200 Daffodil bulbs at the Museum and you are invited to be a part of it. Come out and help prepare for a great Spring show. Thank you to those who made this possible by patronizing the Society’s spring plant sale.   

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Evolution of the Royal Canadian Legion
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Evolution of the Royal Canadian Legion

Bruce Julian, Dominion First Vice-President

 

Formed to provide a voice for First World War veterans, the Legion continues to work for veterans as well as current serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP. However, its role has expanded considerably to include community fundraising and volunteer support in such areas as youth sports, senior citizen assistance and essential community services. This is a look at Legion history and where it may go from here.

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181st Anniversary Baseball Game
Jun
1
11:30 AM11:30

181st Anniversary Baseball Game

We invite you to bring a team of players, your running shoes and a glove! All age groups and skill levels welcome. The game will begin at 1:00!

Take a hike through the Oxford Thames River Trail, learn more about the first game and old gear, museum facilities will be open, and are refreshments available.

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POSTPONED!!!!! Your heirlooms and the next generation...
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

POSTPONED!!!!! Your heirlooms and the next generation...

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Thank you for your understanding.

See our Facebook event page for updates/rescheduling information.

Where will your prized pieces or artifacts go when you can no longer care for them? This Speaker Series will discuss how to plan for their future, including working with family members, documenting the items' histories, getting appraisals, and following some basic conservation techniques to help them survive for the next phase.

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Annual Christmas Open House
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Christmas Open House

Beachville District Museum is a-twinkle for the holiday season. The decorations are up and we are in the festive spirit. Join us for our annual open house on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 2pm until 4pm. Tour the museum, enjoy delicious Christmas bake goods, and spread the holiday cheer. As our year end celebration, this is also a chance for the Beachville District Historical Society to acknowledge the outstanding dedication of some of its members. 

Everyone is welcome!

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