Historic Guelph

Historic Guelph is the annual Journal of the Guelph Historical Society.   Historic Guelph is a scholarly collection of essays on local history.  One copy of Historic Guelph is included in the annual membership fee.  Additional copies can be purchased for $10 each at our regular meetings, or by contacting our Publications Co-ordinator.  

Between 1963 and 1970, the GHS created an annual volume of its lecture notes, written by Society members.  This practice expanded into the publication of an annual journal of articles and essays written by both members and outside researchers/contributors.  Historic Guelph strives to be a valuable source of scholarly research and interesting stories to bring the unique history of Guelph to life.  


Call for Articles

We are accepting article for publication in our 2021 issue of Historic Guelph.  The theme for 2021 is to tell the stories of Indigenous people, pre-settlement history, Black, people of colour and marginalized communities.  Guelph is situated in a culturally rich area that pre-dates the arrival of John Galt.  The Guelph Historical Society is committed to inclusive and diverse representation of stories and histories of those all those who inhabit the land upon which Guelph is situated. 

Submission Guidelines:
  • In the range of 2500-5000 words, not including references
  • References in APA format
  • Photos, with captions, to be included in the article (300 dpi preferred)
  • MS Word, preferred format
  • Send manuscript or any related questions to inquiries{at}guelphhistoricalsociety.ca


Call for Volunteers

The digitization of Historic Guelph is a manual job of scanning the old issues, and cutting and pasting the OCR text and images onto our website pages. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with this effort. If you have some time to help out, please email inquiries@GuelphHistoricalSociety.ca to express your interest. 

Thanks to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce for use of their scanner, and Northern Village for the use of their offices and software support in this effort.

Please Note that due to the digitization process typographical and grammatical errors have occurred in the articles. We are working to re-edit all of the articles on our website before we upload the rest of our archived publications. Please be patient with us as we work to solve this problem. Thank you - the GHS Team.