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Mary Harris

Mary Harris

The history of Barrie goes back to the early 19th century. More than 170 years have passed and Barrie has been without a museum — until now. The Barrie Historical Archive exists to celebrate and preserve its rich history by telling your story through digital media. The Barrie Historical Archive is a free, online archive that centralizes Barrie's historical content. We are on a mission to preserve, protect and promote your story and the story of those who have built our great city into what it is today.

Recent Work by Mary

<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> The Wish Book remembered <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: The Wish Book remembered (4 photos)

This week's Remember This looks back at the history of the 'children's book of dreams'
Remember This? Victory gardens grew in response to historic global crisis <b>(4 photos)</b>

Remember This? Victory gardens grew in response to historic global crisis (4 photos)

This week in Remember This, Mary shares a story of how people handled a major crisis a few generations ago
Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part three <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part three (4 photos)

The final outcome in the trial surrounding a Collingwood family, where Jenny Wonch made history by testifying on her own behalf
Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part two <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part two (4 photos)

Part two of the tale of a Collingwood family who often found themselves in the news of the late 1800s, including a double murder
Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part one <b>(4 photos)</b>

Unfortunates: The Wonch family, part one (4 photos)

Part one of a two-part tale of a large Collingwood area family who often found themselves in the news of the late 1800s, including a double murder