Grimsby Historical Society​​​

Preserving and Sharing Grimsby's Past For the Future

​​​Open Hours:  Monday & Wednesday  9:00-3:00     Friday 9:00-noon
​All other times by appointment
​Archives closed Monday February 19, 2018 for Family Day

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
Established April 10, 1949, the Grimsby Historical Society is dedicated to promoting historical interest in Grimsby
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Celebrate Ontario Heritage Week and Explore the GHS Archives at the Carnegie Building

Date:  February 22, 2018
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: 25 Adelaide Street, Grimsby

The Grimsby Historical Society Archives is your place to come explore and research your history!

You're invited to drop by and check out what it is here for you:
                * maybe you're interested in researching the history of your house or
                   your neighbourhood;
                * maybe you'd like to research your family history;
                * perhaps you'd like to take a look at the selection of local school
                * take a look at some vintage photographs of Grimsby

We have so much to show you!

Grimsby Historical Society House Tour

May 26, 2018

Grimsby House




$25 per person


Box lunches


Ticket information available 
Welcome to Grimsby, 

A town in the Niagara Region nestled between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment.   Grimsby was established by United Empire Loyalists who settled at the mouth of 40 Mile Creek in 1787.

Canada's first Chautauqua, an adult education movement that brought entertainment and culture to  the community,  was established in 1859 in Grimsby Park and Beach.  Grimsby was known as the hub of the Niagara Peninsula's fruit growing industry.  With a number of wineries and distilleries, Grimsby now serves as the gateway for touring the Niagara wine region.

The tour provides insight into what Grimsby looked like over 200 years ago and how architectural styles have evolved over time as the community blossomed into what it is today.

The Grimsby Historical Society invites you to explore the remarkable interiors of six houses, all timeliness treasures of Grimsby, including:

      * a house built in 1791 that played a key role in the War of 1812
      * an Italianate style home built in 1888
      * a home featuring classic Victorian overtones built circa 1900
      * a distinctive Shafer Brothers home from 1930
      * a Grimsby Beach Painted Lady
      * a modern home that transforms you to the Victorian Age as you step inside 
Thanks to our Sponsors!
  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 awareded 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.