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COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT
ACTIVITIES FOR FEBRUARY
THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24
, 11:30-3:00: Restore the life
of that sweater, those jeans,
that top you love. Our
Super-menders are here to help
you with patching, mending,
knitting, or whatever it takes
to keep your favourite
garment wearable. Participate
in a "new-old" craft on the
cutting edge of eco-conscious
habits: repair, don't discard!
Just bring in your garment,
and learn while they
demonstrate how to save it--a
service and workshop in one.
Payment by donation.
To make things more efficient,
you can let us know when
you're coming between 11:30
and 3:00 at
If you send us a photo, we
might be able to start
matching some thread, a patch,
or some yarn
HOW THE VICTORIANS DEVELOPED
RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR DEPARTED
Thursday February 29 -- 7:00 pm
-- Claire Goodchild -- entrance
Join author Claire Goodchild for
an intriguing look into the
world of Victorian mourning
traditions. Claire will uncover
the fascinating customs and
rituals of an era that approached
grief and remembrance in
uniquely elaborate ways. Claire's
book The Book of Ancestors: A
Guide to Magic, Rituals, and Your
Family History was published
The Community History Project
is looking for a
VOLUNTEER TREASURER who will
have the support of a bookkeeper.
Among other things, we would
like the treasurer to develop
an annual budget and financial
policies and procedures for us,
provide reports as necessary,
and attend monthly Board meetings.
The position begins immediately.
If you are that person,
or know anyone, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE TOLLKEEPER'S COTTAGE WALKS
At this time of year
we can't give you too much
advance notice of our walks,
because the weather can't
promise good walking weather
far in advance..
Our walking tours are a benefit of
membership in the Community History
Members may go on any or all of our walks
– and bring a friend! Not a member?
That is easily remedied. Membership
is $20/year ($35 for a family) and
entitles you to an income tax receipt.
You can pay by e-transfer to
bring cash or cheque to your first walk
– or in advance when you visit us some
Saturday at the museum.
(Cheques to Community History Project.)
WE HOPE TO BE WALKING WITH YOU SOON!
There is a sign cottage open ,
on the lawn when the cottage is open..
Take a tour of the cottage..
Jane Beecroft our founder, passed
away Oct 10 2021.
We have some slide shows on
the site!. Please check them out here.
We also added two little buttons
next to this scroller so you can go
back if this scroller is too fast for you!
Send us an Email to
Thanks for your support..
The Community History Project that
manages the Tollkeeper's Cottage
Heritage site has various collections
of materials in its archives focusing
on local history, places and
people. We have restored and
run the cottage museum for 12+ years
and our not-for-profit; charitable
We can still use help of our
supporters in the heritage community
in locating a more permanent,
more economical space of 500
to 1000 sq feet to house our
collections or your help with increased
donations to help pay for the
Educational class tours (in English
or French) or Educational adult tours
can be arranged. (teachers and
administrators may wish to print out the
The Tollkeeper's Cottage
The oldest structure
of its kind in Canada - now
a museum about tolls, roads,
and nineteenth century life
owned, restored and operated
Community History Project
(now a charitable organization).
Located at the corner of
Bathurst St. and Davenport Rd.
in The Tollkeeper's Park.
Community groups can use the space for meetings also
Look for the Blue Canoe near our commemorative birch trees. Thanks to the wonderful people at City of Toronto Parks Department, the David Suzuki Foundation, and the Mississaugas of the Credit for making this possible.
There are gift-type items for sale at the museum such as: books on local history, hand-made pure soap, knitted wear, walking tour guides, recipe collections.
We have Tollkeeper's Cottage Tee shirts for sale
We have just started selling hand-made dolls' clothes suitable for American Girl and other 18 inch dolls.
Volunteers wanted eg we need a spinner volunteer-- so people can watch us spin yarn.
See a video tour and a virtual tour of the Cottage
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