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 mail.  Non-members or additional copies can arrange for purchase at our regular meetings or by…

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 of Wellington, for whom the County of Wellington was named.

Are you a GHS member yet?

Guelph Historical Society membership has many benefits! First, you are “in the know” about upcoming events and opportunities to learn about Guelph’s rich and distinctive heritage.  You also support our organization and the good work we do in the community to celebrate and promote an appreciation of Guelph history. Members receive our regular newsletter.  Here…

Celebrating Black History Month

It’s a unique part of our local heritage, rich with stories, music, art and adventure.  The story of the Underground Railroad is woven into the fabric of Guelph’s heritage mosaic.  Each year we celebrate with our sister heritage organizations like the Guelph Black Heritage Society.  The GBHS owns and operates the former BME (British Methodist…

“True Stories of Love and Loss”

  UPDATE:  MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORM WARNING Join us on March 1, 2016 for the next lecture in our Evenings With History series. St. Andrew’s Church, Norfolk Street at 7:30 pm  “True Stories of Love and Loss: The Rural Diary Archive Website” Dr. Catharine Wilson is an award-winning scholar and teacher at the University of Guelph…

About Guelph: On Sale Now

The Second Edition of David Allan’s About Guelph:  Its Early Days and Later is now available for sale.  The   long   awaited release celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Guelph Historical Society.  Get your copy at any branch of the Guelph Public Library, Guelph Civic Museum, the Bookshelf, or by contacting the GHS or coming to…