Welcome to the website of the Guelph Historical Association.
Ross Irwin, 1921 – 2013
It is with great sadness that the Guelph Historical Society reports the loss
of one its greatest members. Ross Irwin, a longtime member and President of the
Society, was dedicated to the GHS and to the City of Guelph. A prolific
researcher and writer, Ross wrote numerous articles for "Historic Guelph" and
played a vital role in the production of "Perspectives" and the "Allan book".
Few people, now or in the past, could match Ross's knowledge and appreciation of
the city's history. His passing is a great loss. He was truly "one of a kind".
We are indebted to you Ross!
The Society extends heartfelt condolences and best wishes to Ross's
Here is a link to the obituary produced by the Wall-Custance Funeral Home.
Here is a link to an article about Ross
published in the Guelph Mercury.
For a closer look at Ross and his many interests and achievements, please
consult "Historic Guelph", volume 41 (2002),
Our next "Evening with History" will be on...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Topic: "Geneology: Finding your Ancestors"
at St. Andrew's Church (Suffolk and Norfolk streets); starting at 7:30pm
Speaker: Susan Edwards
The GHS Annual Meeting, start time 7pm, will precede the Lecture.
The Annual Meeting will feature various reports, consideration of changes to the GHS Constitution, and election of officers.
Click this here to see poster and details.
Susan, an executive member of the Wellington County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, will discuss
sources and resources for finding your Ontario ancestors. She will point to some interesting and surprising places
to find family history information, many of which are beyond the Internet.
To see a list of all Evenings with History for 2102 - 2013 click here.
The Wellington County Historical Society has placed all its journals online. You may search "all things Wellington County" by going to here.
Our Fall 2012 GHS Newsletter is now available.
The Guelph Historical Society has joined Twitter! This social-networking site will enable us to send brief messages to our followers. So, if you tweet, be sure to follow us at:
Notice of a War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium to be held in Hamilton on March 2, 2013
Click this link for details: www.livinghistoryconference.com
Congratulations to the following GHS members who received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal:
Terry Crowley, Gil Stelter, Bill Winegard
About the GHS
The Guelph Historical Society was founded on 21
February 1961 and is an affiliate member of the Ontario Historical Society. The
objectives of the GHS are: to encourage and stimulate interest in the history of
Guelph and its environs; to bring together individuals interested in the
research, preservation, promotion and advancement of the history of the area; to
hold meetings for the presentation and discussion of historical information
relating to the Guelph area; to publish books, articles, papers, etc. about the
history of Guelph; to identify local sites of historical interest; and to
cooperate with other historical societies and related organizations. The GHS is
based out of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.