It’s just a tiny, clapboard building in Oro-Medonte, just a few kilometres from Barrie’s city limits. But it’s left a HUGE impression on our community.

Now, learn about the HUGE undertaking required to restore the church, first constructed more than 170 years ago, at the Barrie Historical Archive’s monthly meeting. Join us on Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. at The Creative Space to listen to a presentation from Mike Rekker, a consultant on this extensive engineering project.

“Some may be critical of the sagging roof, less than straight walls, windows, and wainscot, and the creaking floor,” reads the Town of Oro-Medonte write-up on the restoration. “After 170 years, the church can settle into its old age, and its future, with a solid foundation, waterproof roof, warm walls, and a fresh coat of whitewash.”

For a church that’s settling into old age, it sure likes to make a buzz! On November 6, Rekker will present his experience to attendees at the Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology in Vancouver, B.C. But luckily, you have the chance to hear about it first at tomorrow’s exciting monthly meeting.

Contemporary Photography Captures Tomorrow’s History

Today’s reality is tomorrow’s history. Learn from Director of Contemporary Photography Scott Cooper why contemporary photos are so important to the growth of the Barrie Historical Archive, and how you can help contribute.

That said, who doesn’t love seeing an amazing old image for the first time. Vice-chair Deb Exel will also share some highlighted photos from a new collection that is being curated and donated to the Barrie Historical Archive. Don’t miss it, join us at The Creative Space, Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m.