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Tom Wallace

President’s Message Spring 2018

Dear Membership of Newcastle Village and District Historical Society (NVDHS): Thank you for your continued support of the NVDHS. At the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NVDHS, the membership elected a new Board of Directors. Those Directors elected are Erla Jose, Sher Leetooze, Myno Van Dyke, Paddy Duncan, Jordan Clement, Tammy Rogers, Roger Farrow, past-President Robert Malone and myself. At the first Board meeting following the AGM, the Officers were elected by the ...

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Newcastle’s heritage champion, Myno Van Dyke, recognized for lifetime achievement

Eminent Clarington historian Myno Van Dyke has been honoured with the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement. “I’m thrilled, absolutely thrilled,” said Van Dyke. The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrates those who make “exceptional contributions to cultural and natural heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity.” The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes outstanding individuals who — for 25 years or longer — have volunteered their time to preserve heritage. Read more.... https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/8583880-newcastle-s-heritage-champion-myno-van-dyke-recognized-for-lifetime-achievement/

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Beach headstone

General Meeting April 10

Join us at the next General Meeting on April 10th at 7 pm in the Centennial Room, Newcastle Community Hall. Free Admittance and refreshments! Peter Klose will relate his research on the Beachs, whose tombstones rest along Hwy 115. Peter is a past member of the Abandoned Cemetery Board. This will be a very interesting meeting as these tombstones have been a mystery to us for a long time. They were mentioned in our very ...

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Bob Malone

President’s Message – Winter 2018

As I write this, Spring is officially around the corner, yet flurries persist! As the old ball player said, "It's not over until it's over!" On Tuesday, March 27, our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Historical Room, Main Floor, Newcastle Community Hall at 7 p.m. All members  are most welcome to attend  and enjoy cookies and cider!  There is usually a “show and tell” at the end of the meeting where individual members ...

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Newcastle Christmas Parade 2017

President’s Message – December 2018

Our latest adventure, as is the case at this time of year, was our participation in the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade on November 19. Unlike many other area parades, ours is held just after dark, so that all can enjoy the fireworks which kick off the event! Our float was “created” by several dedicated members of the Society and our overall participation was coordinated by member, Shellie Jackson, as she has done in past years, ...

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Newcastle Celebrates 150 Years

Historical Books for Sale

The NVDHS has a variety of local history books available for sale, from the Newcastle Celebrates 150 years, a photo book celebrating Newcastle’s Sesquicentennial in 2006, to The 1793-1813 Settlers of Durham County, which contains detailed information of the earliest settlers, origins, birth, marriage and death information. We also have a number of books on local buildings and, while they last, a number of Clarke High School Yearbooks. Check out our new Books for Sale page. If ...

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Christmas Bells

Celebrate Christmas with the Historical Society

Come celebrate the holidays with Newcastle Village and District Historical Society Saturday, December 23, from 9:30 to 12:00 at the History Room in the Community Hall, Four Corners, Newcastle Mulled cider Christmas cookies Movies Carols Good friends! See You There!

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Santa Parade Poster

Newcastle Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, Nov. 19

Come out and enjoy the fun and merriment at the annual Newcastle Santa Claus Parade through downtown on Sunday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m.! The Newcastle Village and District Historical Society will have a float in the parade and we are looking for volunteers. We need two men as loggers and two people to carry the banner and help to assemble the float on Nov. 11th. Call Shelly at (905) 987-7259 if you can help. ...

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Bob Malone

President’s Report – Fall 2017 Newsletter

As I write this piece, it's the first day of Fall.  You wouldn’t know it after the past, several marvelous days and a few more forecast to come. Someone is bound to blame it on global warming ! The Summer was pretty quiet, but for the Heritage Day celebration your Society staged on June 25, 2017, the week before the official date of Canada’s 150 Birthday. We  rented the main hall of the Newcastle Community Hall ...

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