Grimsby Historical Society​​​

Preserving and Sharing Grimsby's Past For the Future

Open Hours:  Monday & Wednesday  9:00-3:00     Friday 9:00-noon

Other Times by Appointment 905-309-0796

Starting January 19, 2019 the GHS will be open the third Saturday of each month from 9am-noon until October 2019.​  

Archives will be closed for the Christmas holidays starting  
December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 6, 2020.

Established April 10, 1949, the Grimsby Historical Society is dedicated to promoting historical interest in Grimsby
Established April 10, 1949, the Grimsby Historical Society is dedicated to promoting historical interest in Grimsby and invites you to join us!
New information posted!
Click on calendar icon for more information on upcoming meetings and events
Grimsby Historical Society is a non-profit organization  operated by volunteers.  Your donation directly supports the ongoing efforts of our volunteers
Click icon above  for information on the GHS Archives.  Research  the history of your house, family or community

2020 Grimsby Parades, Festivals & Events Calendar

The new calendar contains twelve vintage photographs of parades, festivals and events from the early 1900s right through to the 1980s!

​$10.00 each

Available for purchase at the
Archives during regular open hours

Buy Now

Christmas Book Sale
Still searching for stocking stuffers?!

50% off three books
for three weeks

Dec 2-8 - Gleanings From Grimsby -  only $10.00
Dec 9-15 - People and Places From Grimsby's Past - only $10.00
Dec 16-23 - Once Upon a Little Town - only $5.00

You can take advantage of these wonderful savings by purchasing your book at the GHS Archives or the GHS
on-line store

Erland Lee Museum
552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek

Santa Claus Kids Christmas Program

November 24, 30, December 8, 15
12:30pm & 2;00pm

Children ages 3-9 are in invited to Erland Lee Musuem for some Christmas fun!   The program runs approximately 1.5 hours.
There will be lots of fun activities including stories, games, crafts and treats!

Admission is $8 per child (accompanying adults are free)

For more information call 905-662-2691.

Pre-registration is not required
GHS January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday January 15, 2020
Town Hall Council Chambers
160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby

Speaker:  Mark McNeil - Award-winning journalist, storyteller & singer-songwriter

Long-time Hamilton Spectator journalist, storyteller and singer-songwriter Mark McNeil will perform a special version of his popular Hamilton Fringe Festival show
"Hamilton for Beginners"

In words, songs and photos, Mark will take the audience on a tour of the colourful, quirky history of the "biggest small town on the planet".    As an added bonus, Mark will do a short presentation about the history of The Spectator, the oldest operating business in the city.

Refreshments will be served.

Complimentary admission.

Everyone is welcome,  bring a friend or neighbour.

  1. Photo by Bruce Murdoch
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director

Volunteers Thank the OTF

Volunteers are excited about the approval and implementation of an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant enabling the purchase and installation of new computer equipment and software.   The OTF is an agency of the Government of Canada and Canada's largest granting foundation.  Over $110 million is awarded annually to some 1000 non-profit and charitable organizations across the province. 

The Grimsby Historical Society is thankful and honoured to be selected as a recipient of an Ontario Trillium Grant.

We know the results of this grant will enable us to continue to Preserve and Share Grimsby's Past for the Future.