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.

 

 

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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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Artists in the School

The Artists in the School program is a series of visual art classes for young people in grades four to eight at Nottawasage & Creemore Public School.

Gail Caswell
Gail Caswell

Each spring, Gail Caswell (Board member) and Jordan Eveland bring a hands-on creative experience to roughly 120 students at the Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School. This year, the series focuses on acrylic painting on canvas.
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The Lobster Dinner

The Lobster Dinner 2015 / Photo: Bryan Davies
The Lobster Dinner 2015 / Photo: Bryan Davies

May 14, 2016

Station on the Green. For members and guests.

Reception at 6:30 pm.

Tickets $50 • Cash bar

Always a sellout! Place your ticket order below. A delicious evening of food and conversation! Enjoy lobster, baked potato, coleslaw and dessert.

This is an important fundraiser for our ongoing programs. A Creemore tradition, this springtime gathering is a key fundraiser for the Creemore Festival of the Arts, our Artists in the School program, heritage installations, and our arts and heritage community grants.
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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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Annual General Meeting 2016

Photo: Purple Hills
Photo: Purple Hills

APRIL 24, 2016

Station on the Green.

Open to everyone. Free.

Luncheon at 12:30 pm.  AGM at 1:30 pm. 

Gather with friends old and new for a Sunday luncheon to honour and encourage the volunteers who make our programs happen, and ensure our continued role in the community. Lasagna, Caesar salad, bread, coffee/tea and apple crumble (and a gluten free alternative) will be on the menu.
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Community Grant Recipients 2016

After-school art classes by grant recipient, Mill Street Art Studio.
After-school art classes by grant recipient, Mill Street Art Studio.

Community Grants

The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society offers occasional funding for arts and heritage projects in Creemore and the surrounding area. We received especially strong applications in 2016.

We also provide annual arts and history bursaries to promising students in arts and history at Stayner Collegiate Institute and Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School.
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