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.
The Schurch (Shirk/Sherk/Sherrick, etc.) Family Association of North American Reunion will be held July 27 and 28, 2018 at the Best Western Hotel Plus Country Cupboard, Lewisburg PA.   The Reunion provides a fun opportunity to learn and become acquainted with Schurch descendants.

  • Participate in a tour of Schurch family history in central PA
  • Hear Switzerland Schurch hisoty - and what present day Schurchs are doing
  • Learn about the Susquehanna Frontier in the late 1700s/early 1800s
  • Bid and buy items donated by family members at the fun-filled closing auction!

Details of the Reunion including the two-day agenda, fees, meals, lodging information and a registration form are available at   or by contacting Sue Shirk, 717-381-2772.

The Schurch Family Association of North Ameria Reunion

  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.