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!
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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

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

GHS November Monthly Meeting 
Wednesday November 20, 2019
Town Hall Council Chambers
160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby

Speaker: Trevor Cole - Award Winning Author of The Whisky King

Trevor Cole is the award-winning author of four novels including Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life and The Fearsome Particles, both short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award, and Practical Jean, winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.  

Trevor's latest book, published by HarperCollins Canada, is The Whisky King, an epic nonfiction historical narrative nominated for the Speakers Book Award and the Heritage Toronto Award and winner of the 2018 Arthur Ellis Award for Canada's best nonfiction crime book.

Trevor will take us back to the days of Prohibition to present the life and times of Rocco Perri, Canada's most infamous bootlegger, and his wife and partner in crime, Bessie Starkman.  And he gives a glimpse into the life of Frank Zaneth, Canada's first undercover mountie and the man who tried for years to bring Rocco down.

Christmas Celebration
Member's Only

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Nelles Manor Heritage House
126 Main Street West, Grimsby
Tickets: $5.00 per person
​Refreshments & Entertainment

EMAIL to reserve your ticket and pick up at the  November 20 Lecture Series Meeting or purchase one during the Nov 20 meeting

A limited number of tickets are available to reserve yours today!
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
  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.