Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Durham Branch’s March 5th ZOOM Meeting: The History of Camp 30 – Dr. Amy Barron

 The History of Camp 30 – Dr. Amy Barron

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – ZOOM only Meeting. Everyone is welcome!

How did a Bowmanville Boys Reform school end up housing top-ranking German POWs in the Second World War?  Durham Region played many parts in the overseas war effort including hosting important German officers whose one mission to get back to Germany led to many interesting escape attempts.  Life in Camp 30 had many interesting ups and downs, from local recreation activities to the “Battle of Bowmanville”.  And what will become of this important national historic site now?

Dr. Amy Barron received her PhD at the University of Toronto in the field of Mesopotamian history and archaeology, specializing on the military history of Iron Age Assyria.  She has excavated predominantly in the Middle East but has travelled widely studying the archaeology of various remote parts of the world from Peru to China.  Amy has taught archaeology, ancient history and classics at the universities of Toronto and Guelph and presently teaches museum studies in Fleming College’s post-graduate program.  She has worked in the museum world for over 30 years and loves sharing her passion for the past.

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

NEW!! Durham Region Branch's Temporary Website

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Durham Region Branch's website has not been updated for 3 months. The links still work, but we are unable to update and add our upcoming meetings!

With many thanks to Dan Delong, we have a new temporary website using our backup pages.

You will find it at:  https://timetraces.com/durhambranch/

We are currently working on streamlining our site and hope to have our new refreshed website up soon.

Thank you for your patience.