A photographic journey back in time.
Scarborough Historical Society
Members of the Scarborough Historical Society take great pride in preserving the area’s history, but the problem they face is making it interesting to younger generations. According to Rick Schofield, treasurer at the Scarborough Historical Society, the drive to prepare students for provincial testing, has led to less time being spent on learning local history. Schofield also says the province’s stronger focus on English, Math, and Science has led to an overall ignorance among young people regarding Scarborough’s history.
The life of a teacher in need of a shave in 19th-century Scarborough was governed by some strange rules, visitors to the Scarborough Historical Society’s annual exhibit learned.