Grimsby Historical Society​​​

Preserving and Sharing Grimsby's Past For the Future

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

Extra Summer Hours
Saturday June 16 - 9am-noon
Saturday July 21 - 9am-noon 
Saturday August 18 - 9am-noon
​All other times by appointment

Closed Monday August 8 for Simcoe Day 

Established April 10, 1949, the Grimsby Historical Society is dedicated to promoting historical interest in Grimsby
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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

Summer Reading Recommendation

Are you looking for a great summer read? 

Maybe something relating to the world around you?

A book featuring interesting stories & photos about the people who founded Grimsby - maybe even your family members?

Check out "People & Places From Grimsby's Past" by  local historian Dorothy Turcotte!

I am sure you'll recognize names in the book - like Allen, Baker, Gadsby, Pettit, Phelps, Udell, Warner and many, many more!

Visit the Archives to buy your copy or purchase on-line from the store on our web-site.

When you're out for a walk or a bike ride this summer check out the ​​ app and take a look for the 8 pieces of  outside art in Grimsby!

1. ​​Right on Time
  •  sculpture by Brett Davis
  • Casablanca/QEW Park & Ride

2. St. Andrew's Great War Memorial
  • 7 St. Andrew's Ave

3. Grimsby Cenotaph
4. Nelles Manor Mural
  • Grimsby Museum 6 Murray Street

5. Dutch Shop Mural 
  • by Brian Romagnoli
  • 52 Main Street West

6. Royal Canadian Legion Monument
  • Branch 127 @ 233 Elizabeth Street

7. Imsby, or Double is One Sculpture
  • by Kasso Eloul
8. Rags for Those Loved: Intentions from Ireland
  • by Jan Yates
  • GPAG - 18 Carnegie Land

Friends of Lincoln's History
H E R I T A G E House Tour

Saturday September 8, 2018



Call 905-562-4242 for
ticket details

  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.