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Railroading Muskoka – Discovery Centre Speakers Series

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Railroading MuskokaRod C Brazier wrote it. Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society published it – Railroading Muskoka – The Players, Places & Events that Shaped Muskoka’s Colourful Railway History. A series of articles written for Muskoka Reflections inspired the 152-page narrative.  [Muskoka Reflections is the Society’s quarterly magazine distributed solely to members.]

Rod’s roots run deep in Muskoka. His ancestors arrived in the district in 1862. Rod was raised in Gravenhurst during the 50s and 60s. Educational and career pursuits called him away. In 2011, Rod and his wife, Doneen, returned to Muskoka. Rod volunteered for the Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society; and the Gravenhurst Archives. He became a member of the Gravenhurst Municipal Heritage Committee.

Rod is an experienced photographer. In 2014 he was awarded Muskoka Conservancy’s Michael Foster Award for an image that best represents Muskoka’s natural beauty.

In 2015 Rod and Doneen moved to the Ottawa Valley to be closer to family. However, he still contributes to the Society’s Archive activities. He continues to pursue his interest in history as a volunteer with the Rideau Township Historical Society & Archives.

Rod will speak at the Discovery Centre, October 27, 2017, from 6 PM to 8 PM. Admission is by donation.

To purchase Railroading Muskoka

Audience members can purchase a copy of Railroading Muskoka from the Discovery Centre shop before the event. Proceeds from the sale of the book support the mission of Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society: to present dynamic, entertaining and educational experiences through its iconic steamships and the Muskoka Discovery Centre.




October 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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