Do You Have Purple Hills Memorabilia?

Our 40th Anniversary Exhibit

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage SocietyTo honour our 40th year, we are putting together an exhibit for this year’s Creemore Festival of the Arts. (Mark your calendar! It’s the weekend of Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017.)

We are seeking Purple Hills memorabilia to share such as:

  • pictures of people and events
  • posters, tickets, newsletters, costumes, decorations, etc.
  • old records, notes, other documents

We are also actively archiving Society records and other materials.
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Anniversary Greetings from Collingwood Historical Society

We were thrilled to receive felicitations in honour of our 40th anniversary:

The Collingwood and District Historical Society would like to congratulate the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society on their 40th Anniversary.

Celebrating 40 years is a great milestone and one that is achieved through the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers associated with your organization.

Congratulations on your achievement.
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Tea and History is Back!

Susanna Moodie: Fact and Fiction

Purple Hills presents

Susanna Moodie: Fact & Fiction

Sunday, April 30 @ 2pm

Station on the Green in Creemore, ON

Guests Cecily Ross and Michael Peterman will join us in a moderated conversation about Susanna Moodie. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

CECILY ROSS is an award-winning writer and editor who has worked at The Globe and Mail, Maclean’sHarrowsmithThe Cobourg Star and The Peterborough Examiner.


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Purple Hills’ Community Sponsors

Happy to head on down Mill Street in 2017Man walking on Mill Street

with these fine supporters on our side.

Thank you to our community supporters. Please support those who support us, when you can. It really helps. We are supported by memberships, donations, sponsors and granting agencies.

Simcoe County • Clearview Township

Creemore Springs Brewery Ltd

Chestnut Park Christie’s International Real Estate

Barriston Law • Classical 102.9 FM • The Creemore Echo

Station on the Green • Creemore Log Cabin

Creemore KitchenHeirloom 142Affairs Bakery & Café

Chez MichelMad and Noisy GallerySeasons in Creemore

Cardboard Castles Children’s EmporiumCreemore 100 Mile Store

Curiosity House Books & ArtFlowers by Ms Design

Bank CaféCreemore Village Pharmacy

The Old Mill House Pub

 

Creemore’s Heritage Walk

Creemore's Heritage Walk
Photo: Purple Hills

Sharing Heritage

The Creemore Heritage Plaques mark historically significant sites around the village and form the basis for the town’s heritage walk.

Walk around the village and you will find markers documenting the history and human stories of the area in words and pictures. By the time you’ve finished, you will know about the Petun Indians, Champlain’s visit in the early 1600s, the coming and the going of the trains, the history of the buildings and the names of people who have shaped today’s Creemore.
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Arts and Heritage Community Grants

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Imaginarium

We offer funding by application to community groups and individuals in Creemore and the surrounding area for projects in harmony with our mandate.

Watch for the annual call for applicants … the deadline is the end of January.

 

 

NCPS Band
Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of our past and current recipients:

  • Avening Community Centre
  • Creemore & Nottawasaga Public School
  • Creemore Children’s Festival
  • Creemore Legion
  • Creemore Santa Claus Parade
  • Imaginarium Art Camp
  • Mill Street Art Studio
  • Mad & Noisy Gallery
  • Sara Sniderhan
  • St.

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Sunday Afternoons: Tea and History Series

Petun to Wyandot by Charles Garrard

Sunday afternoons.

This longstanding series brings warmth to a winter Sunday afternoon while deepening our understanding of history.

The 2015 speaker was Charles Garrard, author of Petun to Wyandot: The Ontario Petun from the Sixteenth Century (Canadian Museum of History/University of Ottawa Press, 2014). The book, winner of the Ontario Archaeological Society Award for Excellence in Publishing, distills a lifetime of research on the now-dispersed Wyandot tribe, once called the Petun, who encountered the French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1616 in the area now known as Creemore.
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2015 AGM Speaker

The 2015 AGM speaker was past bookstore owner, local historian and past Purple Hills president, Pat Raible. Her fascinating insights into the 17th century daily lives of the Petun Indians brought history alive.

OUR NEIGHBOURS THE PETUN

By Pat Raible

An admiring look at the First Nations peoples who, in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, lived in and near what is present-day Creemore.
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The Village And I by Sara Sniderhan

Donna Lowe
Portrait of Donna Lowe by Sara Sniderhan

Artist Sara Sniderhan wanted to honour the elders in her adopted village.

A year in the making, the idea evolved into a series of portraits and a limited edition book that included the life stories of the portrait subjects.

The portraits were created in various media by Sara, Peter Adams, Martha Bull, Juliet Jancso, David Bruce Johnson, Andrej Kovacs, Peter Mitchell, Jim Paget and Christopher Roberts.
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