Monthly Archives: June 2016

//June

(a bite out of a blog by Mary Harris)                                                                                        What do you say that hasn't already been said about a restaurant that’s been talked or written about, and who's walls are peppered [...]

A CBC Radio Ontario Morning interview with Travis Doucette, brought content donors from London, Ontario with loads of rare images of the Roxy and Capitol theaters, old Barrie and much more. A listener in London was encouraged to reach out to the Barrie Historical Archive after hearing this recent interview on CBC's Ontario Morning. The gentleman's father had been a projectionist at the Roxy theater and had preserved many never-seen-before images and some wonderful artifacts [...]

In 1984, my childhood home had prime viewing of the Allandale rail yard. Nestled on the crest of a hill at 91 Cumberland Street, the backdoor view had not yet become obstructed by the apartment that would later be built on the corner of Bayview and Gowan. The maple trees, still in their youth, framed the majestic station that was the pride of the CNR. Although by now the heyday of the Allandale station and [...]

Barrie does not have a museum.  This is the need the Barrie Historical Archive is responding to.  With a city full of rich history and a community of people whose stories are worth telling, Barrie is ready for a free museum, accessible to all people at all times through the power of the Internet.  Up until now there has not been anywhere online where Barrie’s history has been centralized and celebrated.  All of this will [...]

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