Minutes of Nov 29 2016





November 29, 2016  Minutes of TMHC



Justin called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm

The secretary reported on the December 8 Xmas dinner at Mill Tales. There will be 21 members and significant others in attendance as of this date. Potential last minute diners better let us know quickly.

The Historical Society has been thanked for their generous support of our Remembrance Day pamphlet and preparations are beginning on the production of another pamphlet for Nov. 2017.

Randy and Ken reported on various possibilities for speakers and guests in the new year.

Laurel Beechey will speak with us at February meeting and we are asked to assist her at the April 9 talk she will deliver at Annandale. There is a Legion dinner to follow. More details to follow

The Special Event Coordinator has come up with his newest vision for a public meeting. Now we have to investigate prices.

Woody and Martin's new project will be to set up and record interviews with Veterans at Hickory Hills.

Martin has met with the son of the pilot of a Messerchmitt Me 262 and hopes to secure him as a guest or speaker.


Justin reminded everyone of the club activities for Nov 11 – Legion dinner (Frank spoke about his last major project WW2 Cnadian bomber crash at Ten Boer, Holland) and our sizeable turnout, the station arts display and the pamphlet distribution.



The main focus of the evening was the Battle of Gettysburg.

Several members gave their impression of their own personal visits to the site, many artifacts, reproductions and paintings and a couple of videos were shown and discussed.

Ben spoke of his visit to Gettysburg and his overnight stay at Farnsworth House – a purported haunted house

Steve gave a good account of the reasons for the battle as well.

In America, modern reenacting is thought to have begun during the 1961–1965 Civil War Centennial commemorations. Reenacting grew in popularity during the 1980s and 1990s, due in large part to the success of the 125th Anniversary reenactment near the original Manassas battlefield, which was attended by more than 6,000 reenactors
Historical reenactments in history


Steve also recommended - The Killer Angels (1974) is a historical novel by Michael Shaara that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. The book tells the story of the four days of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War: June 30, 1863, as the troops of both the Union and the Confederacy move into battle around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and July 1, July 2, and July 3, when the battle was fought. The story is character-driven and told from the perspective of various protagonists. A film adaptation of the novel, titled Gettysburg, was released in 1993.

 killer angels

( I used to have DVDs of the Battle – :Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals" but I loaned them out to someone a while back . I still have VHS copies if you have a machine and would like to borrow them.)

Steve will be giving a reading of the Frederick Forsythe story of "The Shepherd" at the Library on December 22 at 7 pm. Everyone welcome. If you are unfamiliar with the story - readings and explanations are available on the net.



Martin recommended the book Day of Deceit – The Truth about Pearl Harbor by Robert B Stinnett


Diane won the 50/50

Robin chaired the meeting.

1.       Xmas dinner for the TMHC will be December 11 at Chrissy’s Catering on Brock Street.  I will print up some tickets for the next meeting.

2.       2. The Speaker for the November 11 meeting at the Legion will be Rev. Paul Robinson.  Contact me if you wish to purchase a ticket or two at a cost of $15 each.  Our club usually sits together at a table or two in the North West corner if you have a problem finding us.

3.       Robin will be having a store front display on Main Street, Delhi for their local Legion from Nov. 4 to the 10th if you will be in the neighbourhood. 

4.       We require display items for the TMHC at the Mall from Nov 4 to the 10th.  Suggested items could be models, posters, photos, albums, picture books, small inexpensive artefacts.  You would be leaving them at your own risk so consider how precious the item is to you.  We are trying to have a club member at the display but there are occasions when no one will be on duty.  I have a schedule if you find yourself with some free time.

5.       We will also have a small display at the Mormon Church on Saturday Nov 8 to compliment their Family History exhibit and seminars.

6.       We will also have a display at the Station Arts Centre from Nov 4 to the 10th which will mainly deal with local enlistees of WW1 and WW2 as well as acknowledgment of Afghanistan casualties.

7.       Several members spoke to the recent deaths of Nathan Cirillo and Patrice Vincent in apparent terror attacks in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.