Membership 2018

Man and child

Welcome.

You can become a member or renew your membership for 2018 here.

When you support us, your gift stays in the community. Our programs include Creemore’s annual autumn arts weekend, the Tea & History series, Creemore’s self-directed heritage walk, fine art classes in the local elementary school, bursaries for talented students, arts and heritage talks and installations, and community grants.
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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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Join Us for Beer and Business

Purple Hills AGM & documentaryBeer & AGM

Sunday, April 9, 2017

AGM 1:30pm

Screening follows @ 2:30pm

Station on the Green, 10 Caroline St E, Creemore, ON

Join us for our Annual General Meeting followed by “Creemore Springs: The Inside Story” with founder John Wiggins.

We’ll take care of business and then grab a glass of beer, a fistful of popcorn and sit back to watch this 40-minute documentary, the true story (which you may know!) of how one man turned a personal and professional setback into a tiny brewing dynasty.


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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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Board Members Wanted

festivalbannerThe 2017 Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers to join the Board of Directors.

The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, a registered Ontario charity, has been part of this village’s culture since 1977. Each year, we build on the vision of volunteers before us — people who cared deeply about community and proudly gave their time and energy to cultivate and celebrate arts and heritage activities in Creemore and surrounding area.
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Autumn events still to come in Creemore.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2pm to 4pmPurple Hills Events - Autumn

CELEBRATING THE PETUN

(A Tea & History Event)

Our own Pat Raible has published a new book, The Petun: People of the Hills, the result of her deep interest in the people who lived here 400 years ago. You can pick it up at Curiosity House. Join us to celebrate her achievement. Helen Blackburn will share some Petun artifacts from her collection.
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