This year marks 100 years since Tom Thomson’s mysterious death in Algonquin Park. While he is renowned for his artwork depicting the wilderness of northern Ontario, the mystery surrounding Thomson’s death has also captivated people for a century. Author and historian Gregory Klages has researched the facts of Thomson’s demise, as well as the different theories about how Thomson died. He evaluates the theories and presents his conclusions of what happened to Thomson in his book The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction. The book has appeared on the National Post Canadian non-fiction best-sellers list, and was included in the Writer’s Trust of Canada list of Best Books of 2016. The Oshawa Historical Society is excited to welcome Gregory Klages at our May Speaker Series.
The Oshawa Historical Society’s May Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, May 16 at 7PM. The Speaker Series will be held at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.