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Welcome to the website of the Guelph Historical Society.

Upcoming events

The next talk (Evening with History) will be on Tuesday October 7, 2014 in the hall of St. Andrew's Church starting at 7:30pm.

GHS Bus Trip to Goderich
Saturday May 10, 2014 - Click here for information
Contact John Parkyn for more information or to book a seat: john.parkyn@rogers.com; tel: 519-824-0564.

(see full schedule)

All lectures are held on the first Tuesday of the month and commence at 7:30 pm; all lectures are held in the hall of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at Norfolk and Suffolk streets.

Other significant dates in April-May 2014

Wednesday April 2, 2014: Gil Stelter's illustrated talk on John Galt, as part of Third Age Learning Guelph's AGM; at the Arboretum, starting at 10am. GHS members are welcome. Click this link for details.

Friday April 11, 2014: On this date in 1839 - 175 years ago -John Galt died in Greenock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Wednesday April 23, 2014: On this date in 1827 - 187 years ago - John Galt founded Guelph.

Friday May 2, 2014: On this date in 1779 - 235 years ago - John Galt was born in Irvine, Ayrshire Scotland.

Monday May 5, 2014: Official Opening of John Galt Public School

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.

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