Every year the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society is proud to host a lecture presented by graduate students from the Lakehead University Department of History. This year's 2021-2022 students are Hanna Johnson and Sierra Lemonius-Walker.
This will be a in-person event that is free to view. Pre-registration with the TBHMS is required for in-person attendees. The lecture will be broadcast live via ZOOM for those who cannot attend in-person and recorded and posted to the Museum's YouTube
Hanna Johnson was born and raised in Thunder Bay, and recently finished her MA in history. She also holds an HBA in Political Science and History with a minor is Philosophy from Lakehead University. Her research focuses on the influence of religion on Swedish culture and its social development in Thunder Bay. Her presentation explores the Swedish population at the Lakehead and its relationship with Protestantism. Focusing on research into the church records of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Church, and St. Ansgarius Scandinavian Anglican Church, the talk explores the demographic information provided in the church ledgers and discusses the conclusions that can be made about the community at the turn of the century.
Sierra Lemonius-Walker has an HBSC in Anthropology and a BA in History from Lakehead University, and is soon to be an MA graduate in History. Her MA research examines the incorporation of multiculturalism by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, and her presentation focuses on the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society's role in heritage and citizenship in an increasingly multicultural Canada. In exploring multiculturalism within the Thunder Bay Museum, the talk explores the purpose of public history, its relationship to heritage, and how it is shared with the public.
This lecture session is part of the Society's long tradition of holding free public lectures. Talks on a wide range of topics are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Thunder Bay Museum from September to April.
2021-2022 Thunder Bay Museum lecture series is sponsored by the Lakehead University Department of History.
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