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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 The Barrie Historical Archive is a free, online archive that centralizes Barrie's historical content.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> Saloon Town Days <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: Saloon Town Days (4 photos)

Belly up to the bar and learn about the history of the hotels of old Barrie
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Glen Ormond grounds once stretched to the lakeshore

REMEMBER THIS: Glen Ormond grounds once stretched to the lakeshore

'Mr. D.T. Rees, a gentleman from New Orleans, has purchased the property of the late John Dickinson and is at present making extensive renovations and alterations'
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Almost forgotten Rogers Park

REMEMBER THIS: Almost forgotten Rogers Park

Like many areas, Rogers Park certainly looks very different than it once did
<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'
<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'
<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'
<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'
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> The gift of a Wringer Washer

REMEMBER THIS: The gift of a Wringer Washer

Laundry has come a long way over the years
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> Toboggan: A mad exhilaration <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: Toboggan: A mad exhilaration (4 photos)

If you've wondered about the history of the toboggan, you're in the right place
<b>REMEMBER THIS:</b> The weight of money <b>(4 photos)</b>

REMEMBER THIS: The weight of money (4 photos)

In this week's Remember This, looking back at the life of Edward Sutton