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.​  

​March 16,  April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug 17,
Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, 

Archives will be closed on Simoce Day  (Aug 5)

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!
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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
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GHS Pie Social & Monthly Meeting 
Wednesday September 18, 2019
Location: St. Andrews Parish Hall

Speaker: Kelly Juhasz from Fine Art Appraisal & Services
Presentation:  Family Heirlooms - To Treasure or Trash and How Qualified Appraisers Can Help

J​oin us for the inaugural meeting of the 2019-2020 season as we welcome Kelly Juhasz, principal of Fine Art & Appraisal Services, Toronto - an art advisory and appraisal consultancy offering a range of services and fine art needs.   They combine passion, knowledge, professionalism and standards with a comprehensive understanding of fine art, art markets, collecting trends and management requirements.

At the end of the presentation, you will:
  • understand the current market trends for art, antiques and collectibles and how they affect value
  • champion the collection of family history and stories and the importance of provenance
  • learn when and how to decide what to keep and what to give away
  • recognize how a qualified ISA appraiser can save you time, money and peace of mind

As a one-time member benefit - Kelly Juhasz will provide a Market Valuation of one item each for two lucky GHS members.

If you are interested in having one of your personal treasures valued by a qualified appraiser then submit the necessary
details to the GHS, either by EMAIL or in person no later than noon July 26, 2019.

Complete this form or submit the following information for your chance to be selected to participate;
  • Name and contact information
  • Photo of item
  • Notes relating to provenance
  • Details regarding what you know about the item

A Selection Committee will review all submissions and select two items to be valued.   The items selected will be featured at the September member where Kelly will provide a valuation, talk about each item, discuss how market treands affect them and how much it could cost the owners to get them to market and what the end results could be.

Erland Lee Museum
552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, Ontario
(905) 662-2691
​Community Archaeological Dig!
August 9, 10, 16, 17

Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist?  Now is your chance!

We are inviting the community to come and work on a real archaeological dig on the Erland Lee Museum propery - August 9, 10, 16, 17 (Fridays/Saturdays).   Learn how an excavation is done, how to look for artifacts, and how to document artifacts that are found.

Adults (age 16+) - $25 per day
Junior Archaeological Dig (age 12-15) - $15 per day

Bring the kids!   We will be offereing a Kids Archaeological "Dig" with fun activities to teach kids ages 4-12 about what archaeologists do.  Kids ages 4-12 10 per day

Space is limited, so pre-register today!  Call 905-662-2691
or email for more information

​​​​​​Grimsby History on Display at Queen's Park

Volunteers from the GHS Archives were thrilled to be selected to participate in the Community Exhibits Program at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

The display case features artifacts and photographs of local Women of Influence  including:
   - Telephone Ladies
   - Farmerettes
   - Helen Douglas MacRobbie
   - Ruby Janet Powell
   - and our own Dorothy Turcotte!

The display is located in the west wing gallery at
Queen's Park in Toronto until July 31, 2019.  
Drop by next time you're in Toronto.

Telephone Headset is property of the Grimsby Museum
  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.