Lecture and Movie Series
- Tuesday, September 12th at 7:30PM / Lecture: The Giant Airships
- Tuesday, September 26th at 7:30PM / Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front
- Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30PM / Lecture: The Ku Klux Klan in Canada
- Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30PM / Movie: Birth of a Nation
- Tuesday, November 7th at 7:30PM / Lecture: The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable and the Great Eastern
- Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30PM / Movie: Why Shoot the Teacher?
Hosts for the Lecture and Movie Series will be Eric Gibson and James Penton.
Originally from Wales, Eric studied engineering at Derby College of Technology in Derby, England before emigrating to Canada. Most of his career was spent in the aircraft engine business, mainly as a designer. Eric has a long-time interest in local history; he is a life member of Heritage Mississauga with whom he volunteered for more than 30 years and is a past-president of Mississauga South Historical Society. Among his other interests are photography, philately and, being Welsh, choral singing.
James Penton, PhD is a native of Saskatchewan who has taught history and religious studies at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Northern Michigan University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. He now holds the position of Professor Emeritus at the University of Lethbridge. He has written four books and many articles published in scholarly publications. Some of his works have been translated into German, Portuguese, and Spanish. At present he is working on a book on the persecution of religious communities in Canada. He has also served as a Metis elder and is a member of the Metis Nation of Ontario.
Location:The Paris Museum & Historical Society,
Syl Apps Community Centre,
51 William Street,
(Enter directly from the parking lot)
Admission to lectures and movies is free. Donations would be appreciated.