Oral Histories

The FHSO wants to gather oral histories from people who have been involved in forests and forest activities in Ontario. Segments of each interview will be posted here.

If you are interested in being part of the oral history project, please contact Sherry Hambly at fhsoed@bell.net or 705-876-7271.

Note: all oral history files are copyrighted and cannot be copied or used without permission of the Forest History Society of Ontario and the Interviewee.

Dubreuil Family Video

Induction into OFIA Forestry Hall of Fame

The video includes a speech by Art Herridge, who described the dates and time lines of the Dubreuil Bros enterprises in Ontario, as well as early photos of their mills.

John Macfie

The FHSO interviewed John Macfie in October, 2015. The excerpt posted here describes the winter John worked with his father after the second world war logging yellow birch behind the family farm in Dunchurch, Ontario, Parry Sound District. The Fall, 2015, issue of Forestry contains an article on John's career and contributions to chronicling Ontario's forest history.

Kenneth A. Armson

The FHSO interviewed Ken over several days in 2013/14 and collected over six hours of audio material on his forestry career. The segment posted here is Ken telling about his life post-high school in England to his first year of forestry university in Canada.

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