Ottawa-Huron Tract Historical Association

About Us

The Ottawa-Huron Tract Historical Association (OHTHA) is an organization of historians interested in promoting the history of the Ottawa-Huron Tract. The Ottawa-Huron Tract is the part of Southern Ontario bounded by Georgian Bay on the west, the Ottawa River on the East, Lake Nipissing on the north and Kawartha Lakes on the south.

The Ottawa-Huron Tract Historical Association (OHTHA) has taken historical exhibits to fairs in the region for the past five years and was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in early 2020.

OUR EXHIBITS:
World War I and the 109th Battalion
A History of Schools in Ontario
100 years of Kitchens and Cooking in Ontario
The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day
150th Anniversary of Confederation

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
The OHTHA collaborates with other associations and historians including Pete Charters, Jimmy Chapman of WorldWar2U, author Rae Fleming, entrepreneur Aaron Young, photographer Jennifer Boksman, builder Pat Murphy, Councillor Ron Ashmore, the Bobcaygeon Fair, Stanhope Heritage Day, Wilberforce Fair, Dorset Fair, Kinmount Fair and the Lindsay Exhibition.

Look for our exhibit at the 2021 International Plowing Match.


Guy Scott, President
Guy Scott is a local historian, politician, author and speaker. He teaches grade 10 History online for TLDSB. Guy lives on his family farm in Kinmount.

 

 


Bill Bateman, Secretary

Bill Bateman is a corporate lawyer (retired) who lives with his wife, Wendy, on their farm in Pontypool. Bill is the chairperson of the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Heritage Committee.

 

 


Joan Abernethy, Treasurer

Joan Abernethy is a retired university and college professor of computer math, finance and education.Joan is a writer, artist and human-rights advocate who lives in Lindsay.

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