In order to comply with local by-laws and provincial recommendations, the 2020/2021 Speakers Series is going virtual! The pre-recorded videos of our speakers will be posted to our Facebook page at 7:00pm on the scheduled dates, and the videos will be uploaded to this web page on the following Friday at 3:00pm.


“Buildings We Have Lost: Historic Photographs from the Collection of the Brant Historical Society”

Tyler Britz, History Major & President of the Campus History Club, Wilfrid Laurier University-Brantford

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020


“Gypsum, the Rock Nobody Knows: Mines and Mills Along the Grand”

Jean Farquharson, Teacher-Librarian (Retired),
Author & Editor of several histories & Newsletter Editor for the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020


“The First World War and the ‘Enemy Alien’ Experience in Brantford & Hamilton”

Abigael Krueger, Graduate Student, University of Toronto

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020


“The History of Water Supply in Brantford: Exploring the Early Water Supply System as it Evolved”

Franklyn Smith, Water Supervisor (Retired), Infrastructure Management in Water Services, Region of Waterloo

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021


“The Beginning of Modern Brantford”

The evolution & growing prosperity of Brantford after World War II reflected in its architecture, pastimes & businesses

Jack Jackowetz, Local Historian, Educator, Journalist & Artist

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021


“The Sheridan Street Home for Girls: 1876-1905”

Dr. Tarah Brookfield, Associate Professor of History
Wilfrid Laurier University-Brantford

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021


“Railways & Their Stations of Brantford & Brant County”

Ken Chrysler, President of the Brant Railway Heritage Society

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021