Welcome to the website of the Guelph Historical Society.
2015-2016 Speaker Series - Evenings with History
The Guelph Historical Society is pleased to announce its speakers for the upcoming 2015-2016 year.
October 6, 2015 - David Knight - John Galt the Writer
November 3, 2015 - Terry Crowley - Speedside Hospital……..ACO joint meeting
December 1, 2015 - Susan Ratcliffe - Personalities of the Past
February 2, 2016 - Jennifer Harris - Tracing Black Presence in 19th Century New Brunswick Town**
March 1, 2016 - Dennis Johnson - Arthur Cutten
April 5, 2016 - John McDonald - Halton Region and Wellington County
As always, the time and location is at 7:30 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk Street in downtown Guelph.
**Location of February 2, 2016 lecture will be Guelph Black Heritage Society, 83 Essex Street, Guelph at 7 30 p.m.
2015 Kirking Service
The 2015 John Galt Kirking Service was held at
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk Street, Guelph
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
The event was sponsored by the Old Stone Churches,
and the Guelph Historical Society.
Download the Order of Service for John Galt Sunday (pdf)
Join in the fellowship as Rev. John Borthwick and the Congregation of
St. Andrew's host the 8th Annual Kirking church service and reception.
Download the audio file for the Kirking Service.
Audio files are in Vog Orbus format.
Listen by downloading Winamp for Windows users,
or Xiph QuickTime Components for Mac users, click here.
(Audio files courtesy of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.)
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.