Guelph Historical Society

Guelph Historical Society



April 2019 Lecture and Annual General Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 pm for our Annual General Meeting and featured April Lecture:  Clips, Clops and Caskets!   Our Guest Speaker is Cindi Conlon, who will take us for a walk down Douglas Street!   It’s a short… Continue Reading →

March 2019 Lecture

Join us on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s to learn about the Fenians of Guelph and the Arrest of Peter Mahon.  Who were the “Fenians”?  What role did they play in Confederation and the construction of… Continue Reading →

February 2019 Lecture

Music is in the air …. Guelph is well-known for its musical talent.  Join us Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to learn about the founding of Guelph’s own homegrown orchestra – the Guelph Symphony Orchestra. Founding Artistic Director Simon Irving is… Continue Reading →

October 2018 Lecture

Our 2018-2019 Evenings with History begins Tuesday, October 2, 2018.   The first event of the season is “Mistakes That Changed the World” with Guest Speaker George Laidlaw. Location:  GUELPH CIVIC MUSEUM  (Note: location change) Time: 7:30 pm More information here. … Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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.

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 →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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