Since its inception in 1961, the Guelph Historical Society has been involved in publishing items related to the history of Guelph.

Our publications have been in the form of:  books, newsletters and our annual journal, Historic Guelph.



The most authoritative and comprehensive history of the city is Leo A. Johnson's History of Guelph, 1827-1927, published in 1977 for the sesquicentennial of the city.  It was the first major publication of the Guelph Historical Society and continues to be a best-seller. 

View our inventory of books for sale.


Guelph Historical Society members receive a quarterly newsletter with summary articles about our Evenings with History lectures. 

Download back issues of our GHS Newsletter.


Historic Guelph


Our annual scholarly publication, Historic Guelph is a fantastic resource about Guelph's people, stories, events and places of interest. 

Through the work of volunteers, we are in the process of transcribing and making all back issues of Historic Guelph available to the public.  Hard copies are also available for sale.

Check out our Historic Guelph archives and read about the fascinating history of our city.



Short "Did You Know?" historical vignettes about Guelph history.

GHS Vignette #1 Bodiam Castle (138 KB)