Meet Robin McKee


Robin McKee is passionate about Canadian history, and especially Hamilton's history.

He is a graduate of both McMaster University, with a BA in History, and Mohawk College, with a certificate in Broadcast Television. He has also completed the Ontario Museum Association certificate courses and is a qualified museum worker.

Robin has lived in Hamilton since 1971 and has worked at CH-TV as an on-air audio man.

Robin began his active journey in history at Ruthven Park, Cayuga. In 1992, he was a founding member of the Lower Grand River Land Trust, Inc., which was successful in acquiring the property. He set up the archives, researched the Thompson family, and sat on the board for 7 years. He was Haldimand's LACAC Chairman for 6 years and serves on Hamilton's LACAC (the Municipal Heritage Committee). He is also President of the Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society.

Robin is a member of the Head of the Lake Historical Society, the Mountain Heritage Society, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO-Hamilton), and the Beach Lighthouse Group. He also serves on the Hamilton Historical Board, Doors Open Hamilton, and Community Heritage Ontario (CHO).

Historical Perceptions is a company which Robin has created. Under its auspices he hosts walking tours at the historic Hamilton Cemetery on York Boulevard, makes presentations and delivers lectures on Hamilton's history and heritage, collects photographs documenting area history and conducts ongoing historical research.

Robin McKee is a contributing author to: "The Hamiltonians", "Vanished Hamilton" and "Vanished Hamilton II".

If you have not already viewed the one minute video on Robin's work with Historical Perceptions produced by CPAC, Canada's Cable Public Affairs Channel, it is suggested that you may want to do so now. Select the "Victorian Graveyard" option after you follow this link. View Video


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