Brian D. McInnes Wins the Ontario Historical Society’s Fred Landon Award

sounding-thunder-mcinnes-400-300x131Brian D. Mcontario-hist-socInnes has won the 2018 Ontario Historical Society’s Fred Landon Award for Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow. This award is for the best book on local or regional history in Ontario, published in the past three years. The award will be presented at the annual awards ceremony, following the general meeting of the Society, on Saturday, June 23, at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Brian D. McInnes is a professional educator and author dedicated to diversity education, youth engagement, and organizational leadership. He is also a member of the Wasauksing First Nation and a descendant of Francis Pegahmagabow.

The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history. The Society publishes Ontario History, a scholarly peer-reviewed journal featuring articles and book reviews related to Ontario’s history.

The Ontario Historical Society, originally called the Pioneer Association of Ontario, was established on September 4, 1888. It initially operated as a federation of local groups and was primarily concerned with the promotion of British-Canadian nationalism through the study of history. Reorganized in 1898 and incorporated and expanded the following year, the Society became increasingly involved in the movement to preserve archival records and historic sites. It also assumed more scholarly pursuits, including a publication program, in addition to encouraging and coordinating the activities of local historical associations and museums. Today the Society continues the many efforts to preserve, interpret and publicize Ontario’s multi-faceted heritage. The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history. The Society publishes Ontario History, a scholarly peer-reviewed journal featuring articles and book reviews related to Ontario’s history.