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2017/2018 Meetings:
November 15, 2017
December 12, 2017
January 17, 2018
February 21, 2018
March 21, 2018

7:30 PM

Room 246, Second Floor Board Room
Anthropology Building,
19 Russell St.,
University of Toronto campus

Carole Stimmell

Past President:
Mima Kapches

Vice President & Program Convenor:
Christine Caroppo

Rebecca Grieve

Neil Gray

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Carole Stimmell

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Janice Teichroeb

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dena Doroszenko, Senior Archaeologist, Ontario Heritage Trust

Pills and Potions at the Niagara Apothecary

In 1964, pharmacist E. W. Field, closed his practice in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The business had been in operation for a total of 156 years by 6 pharmacists. Re-opened in 1971 as an authentic restoration of an 1869 pharmacy, the building is owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust and operated by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.  Several archaeological investigations have taken place in the rear yard of the apothecary, most recently in 2017. The excavation of a large feature has recovered hundreds of pharmaceutical bottles. This assemblage allows for discussion on the role of the pharmacist in a small community as well as allowing observations to be made regarding the community’s behaviour and social needs with this service over time.   In addition, excavations in 2017 also revealed the domestic use of the property (1810–1870) and impacts related to the War of 1812.  

November Poster

Wednesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Party



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Member's Night



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Robert VonBitter



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mima Kapches



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