Artifacts donated of city officer who killed ‘Red’ Ryan

Troy Shantz for The Sarnia Journal Personal items belonging to the Sarnia police officer who killed Norman “Red” Ryan have been received by the Sarnia Historical society. “There’s personal mementos, there’s family connections, there’s also pictures I’ve never seen before of Sarnia Police officers standing outside of Sarnia City Hall,” [...]

2017-06-19T02:12:53+00:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

The Battle of Vimy Ridge and why it’s a big deal

Journal Staff Ceremonies are being held across Canada and in France this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Sarnians have done their part, having already organized a cenotaph ceremony, commemorative dinner, wreath-laying, bench dedication and tree planting. What’s more, residents purchased a remarkable 3,800 [...]

2017-06-19T03:26:00+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

Vimy Ridge centennial stirring strong response in Sarnia

It is the stuff of legend, with echoes of sacrifice, heroism and anguish. The 100th Anniversary of the famous First World War Battle of Vimy Ridge will be marked on April 9. The epic fight has gone down in history as “The Battle that Forged a Nation” for the sense [...]

2017-06-19T03:16:07+00:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

Sarnia lacks museum, and is unlikely to get one

Cathy Dobson for The Sarnia Journal Sarnia has a heritage committee that collects old photos and designates important historic buildings so their facades can be preserved. The city has a very active Historical Society that operates a popular website documenting Sarnia’scolourful past in stories and photo galleries. Rick Smith But [...]

2017-06-19T03:03:37+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

Vimy dinner to commemorate ‘the battle that forged a nation’

Journal Staff A special cenotaph ceremony and commemorative dinner will be held in Sarnia to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The April 2 event is a fundraiser for the Vimy Foundation and the Sarnia Historical Society. Four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together for [...]

2017-06-19T02:51:17+00:00January 16th, 2017|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

Sarnia Historical Society seeking $6,000 grant from Lambton County

Original Port:  By Barbara Simpson @ The Sarnia Observer The Sarnia Historical Society is seeking financial help to share the history of the Sarnia fire department with the public. Local author Phil Egan detailed plans to write the first book on the department's 175-year history during a pitch for funding [...]

2016-10-19T00:24:18+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

OPINION: Rare manuscript brought to light

Original Post George Mathewson @ The Sarnia Journal   A remarkable document that describes this area’s early European settlement is now available for all to read, thanks to the Sarnia Historical Society. Known as the Mugan Manuscript, it was written by a priest who arrived at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic [...]

2016-03-07T03:43:50+00:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

Sarnia Historical Society retyped and published historical document

Original Post By Tyler Kula @ The Sarnia Observer. An early 20th century book chronicling the formative years of modern-day St. Clair Township through the lens of missionary work and the Catholic church gives a glimpse into what life was like among the area's first settlers, says the Sarnia Historical [...]

2016-10-19T00:24:18+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

History of city’s fire department is hot stuff

This undated photo courtesy of the Lambton County Archives is believed to show the Sarnia No. 2 Company of 1880, which was known as “Second to None.” Other units included Sarnia No. 1 (the Nobby North), Sarnia #3 (the Solid South) as well as the Hook and Ladder and Beaver [...]

2016-10-19T00:24:18+00:00February 5th, 2016|Categories: In The News|0 Comments

How to learn the history of your home

Faye and Fred Bouchard of 161 Cameron St. were surprised to learn their property was owned in 1858 by Malcolm Cameron, one of the founders of Sarnia. Glenn Ogilvie Pam Wright Special to The Journal The walls of your house can’t talk — but what you can discover at the [...]

2016-10-19T00:24:18+00:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: In The News|0 Comments