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Former Mayors Willard Kinzie and Janice Laking visit in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat Event at City Hall. 2016-11-17T13:11:51+00:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents former Mayor Willard Kinzie with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall (2). 2017-11-14T08:19:28+00:00
Wise Words with Willard – The Story of how the Anne Street Bridge Overpass was Built. 2017-08-02T18:45:36+00:00
Mayor Willard Kinzie (far right) meets with other officials. 2017-04-29T17:15:32+00:00
Bird feeder in the backyard of former Mayor, Willard Kinzie’s home on Shanty Bay Road overlooking Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-09-16T20:25:36+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (3). 2016-09-15T03:51:19+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (1). 2016-09-15T03:52:59+00:00
Former Mayors pose with a guest at the Mayors’ Seat Reception at City Hall. 2016-11-07T11:34:24+00:00
Jack Garner addresses the crowd after receiving the Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award. 2016-11-17T17:13:22+00:00
Camphill Willard Kinzie Tribute. 2017-05-29T16:59:32+00:00
Four generations of Kinzies high five the Waterfront Heritage Trail marker. 2016-12-17T15:30:19+00:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents Principal Greg Brucker with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall. 2016-11-13T09:10:13+00:00

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Walking Tour Reveals Places in Time

Mary Harris tells the history of buildings in Barrie's downtown core. Exposed to the stiff fall breeze, a large group of warmly dressed people looked south from Homestead Bakery and Artisan Cafe and took in a view of Kempenfelt Bay that didn’t exist 60 years earlier.  The group [...]

From Barrie with Love Part VII, Last Entries: Wartime Letters from a Briton in Barrie

This is the final set of entries in an exciting blog series for the Barrie Historical Archive, made possible by archive supporter Diana Strachan. When last we heard from Diana’s mother, Peggy Newman, she was preparing for the cold and crisp winter weather that accompanied Christmas 1941 in Barrie. These [...]

From Barrie with Love Part VI: Wartime Letters from a Briton in Barrie

Ready for another read? This blog series, made possible by the Diana Strachan, daughter of our author Peggy Newman, offers us a look through the lens of a 16-year-old Briton in Barrie during the Second World War. With Christmas time fast approaching, our author is enthralled in her social circles [...]

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