Contributors to the 1985 Historical issue:
GLEN SMITH, a graduate of Brock University in history and classics is a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake. A member of the Kings Royal Yorkers Artillery, he has been active in restoration work.
FRANK FLORIO is a consultant with the Ontario Editorial Bureau, a leading communications and public relations consulting firm.
JOHN L. FIELD, a native of Ottawa, holds a M.A. degree in history from Queen's University. His career in education includes elementary and secondary levels, teaches' college (Hamilton), and inspection. He has been president of the Niagara Historical Society, and has lived in this area for 15 years.
MURRAY KILLMAN, U.E., traces his roots back 200 years in the Niagara Peninsula and is keenly interested in the history of the area. A gifted artist, he took up writing and art full-time following many years as a commercial artist. Many of his pictures depict Canadian wildlife and he is probably the only artist in Canada who has bred and bottle-fed jaguars, cougars, Canada Lynx, bobcats and ocelots. His Gallery is located on Unity Road in Caledonia, where an open house is held each June.
BRIAN LEIGH DUNNIGAN, a native of Michigan, holds a M.A. degree in history from the University of Michigan, and a degree in museum studies from the Cooperstown graduate programs. After managing a museum at Fort Wayne, Indiana, he accepted a position as Director of Old Fort Niagara in May, 1979.
GEORGE A. SEIBEL, parks historian for the Niagara Parks Commission, has been a resident of Niagara Falls since 1926. He was the originator of the Stamford tour map and in 1967 authored the anthology of Niagara Falls. He founded the Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation in 1971 and became its first chairman.
RICK PEPIN, a resident of St. Catharines, completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with a history major at the University of Windsor. For the past four summers he has been employed as an interpretive guide at Fort George.
PETER N. MOOGK, a former resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake, has taught history at the University of British Columbia since 1970. Dr. Moogk received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1973. He is the son of Brig. Willis and Grace Moogk of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
ROB WELCH was born and educated in St. Catharines. He graduated from Queen's University with a M.A. degree in history, and went on to attend the University of Toronto Law School. Rob is now a member of the St. Catharines firm of Lancaster, Mix and Welch.
LOU CAHILL is currently chairman of the Ontario Editorial Bureau which he founded almost 40 years ago in 1946. He is also one of the founders of the Inside Canada publications group which now has nine partners operating 11 offices across Canada. Mr. Cahill was the founding chairman of the Consultant's Institute Canadian Public Relations Society.
WALTER HALDORSON has been superintendent of Niagara National Historic Parks since 1970. Prior to this position he was superintendent of Indian Affaires in Prince Rupert, B.C. Mr. Haldorson spent many years in the central Arctic where he was federal administrator in charge of all federal government activity in that area.
DAVID G. TAYLOR is curator of Collections of the Weir Foundation in Queenston, where his duties include the management of the Weir Library of Art. He graduated in Art History from the University of Windsor and holds a Masters degree in Museology from the University of Toronto. Prior to coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Mr. Taylor was curator of the McMaster University Art Gallery in Hamilton
ED SCHELLENBERG, is administrator of Pleasant Manor Retirement Village, a position he has held since January, 1983. A resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake since 1969, Mr. Schellenberg and his wife Irene are members of Bethany Mennonite Church where Mr. Schellenberg is chairman of the Education Committee.
JON JOUPPIEN has worked as an archaeologist since 1969. After completing undergraduate studies at Trent University in Peterborough, he was selected for training by Parks Canada, in the specialized "Material Culture" program and was later employed as a researcher for Ontario Region. He has been an Interpretive Officer at Niagara National Historic Parks, for Parks Canada since 1980.