History at Huron

In collaboration with the Buxton History and Genealogy Conference organizers, St. Clair College, and the University of Windsor, Huron University College are glad to support and coordinate the registration for the annual Buxton Homecoming History and Genealogy Conference being held this year on 31 August 2018. (Registration fees include the cost of lunch). Click on the following links for more information about:


Registration is not yet open for this year’s conference. For more information about the conference e-mail Irene Moore Davis at IMooreDavis@stclaircollege.ca. Currently,  the committee envisions keeping registration fees the same as last year. They were:

  • Before August 1: $40
  • Before August 31: $50
  • Registration at the Event: $60

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Preliminary Program: TBA

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All conference events will be held at: North Buxton Community Church; 21911 A D Shadd Rd; North Buxton, ON; N0P 1Y0

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Conference Program 2017

8:30 Registration opens

9:20 Welcome

9:30-10:45 Session 1
Kenn Stanton
“Zebedee Dunbar Talbot (1803-1879): Cordwainer, Immigrant, Pioneer, Activist.”

Tim Crawford
“Oro Black Wilberforce Settlement / AME Church Restoration”

10:45-11:00 Break & book browse

11:00-12:00 Session 2
John-Michael Markovic
“Returning Home: African-American Migration and the Aftermath of the Underground Railroad.”

Jason Lavin
“Who Moves the Motor City?: Modernity, Reform, and African American Entrepreneurship in Detroit during the Great Migration, 1916-1930.”

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-1:45 Session 3
Michael Williams
“Your Spit Cracked the Case: DNA Testing Made Simple for Heritage Seekers”

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00-2:45 Session 4
Karolyn Smardz Frost
“Stealing Away Home: the UGRR in the Detroit and Niagara Borderlands”
followed by book signing & w

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