Guelph Historical Society

Guelph Historical Society

May 2018 Lecture Postponed

Please note:  the May 1st “Evenings in History” lecture has been postponed until a future date.  We look forward to hearing our guest speaker talk about the history of the General Store “Consumers in the Bush” when we release our… Continue Reading →

April 2018 Lecture and AGM

Indigenous knowledge possessed by First Nations peoples comes from living on the lands and waters of their traditional territories. Join Dr. Victor Lytwyn in exploring this traditional way of life that has been passed down through generations.  Our Annual General Meeting begins at… Continue Reading →

Historic Guelph Now Available

The latest issue of Historic Guelph is now available!  Featuring stories about Guelph’s  first building, the Priory, and the love story behind the inspiration for Lt.-Col. John McCrae’s famous poem “In Flanders Fields”.  Read about the Great War through the… Continue Reading →

December 2017 Lecture

Join us December 5 at St. Andrew’s Church for Speaker David Mowat’s talk about The Klondike Gold Rush, 1892: A Canadian Story with Local Connections

Stories of Love and Loss

Evenings in History Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm St. Andrew’s Church, Norfolk Street “True Stories of Love and Loss: The Rural Diary Archive Website” Dr. Catharine Wilson, Redelmeier Professor in Rural History, University of Guelph February 7, 2017… Continue Reading →

Join us for our November meeting with Ron Bauman. Learn about collecting WWI memorabilia.  Guelph Museums has one of the best collections in Canada.  November 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Church on Norfolk Street.  Refreshments provided!

Coming October 4, 2016: British Home Children

Speaker John Jefkins presents:   British Home Children October 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian at 161 Norfolk St, Guelph, ON N1H 4J7 The story begins when Albert Jefkins arrived in Canada as an orphan on Sept…. Continue Reading →

Guelph’s Working Class Heritage

Learn more about the proud history of Guelph’s working class.  Visit Bonnie Durtnall’s Labouring All Our Lives website.

Historic Guelph Coming Soon

The 2016 issue of Historic Guelph is coming soon!   Featured articles celebrating In Flanders Fields 100th anniversary include:  The McCrae Memorial Gardens and “In Splendid Chorus”: John McCrae’s Living Faith, and more.  GHS members will receive their copy in the… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event: Who is Arthur Wellesley?

Have you ever wondered about place names in Wellington or Halton counties?  Join us for our Tuesday, April 5, 2016 presentation with John Macdonald. Learn about some of the people behind your favourite places?  PS. Arthur Wellesley was the Duke… Continue Reading →

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