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

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. 
Drop by for a visit and check out  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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Click on calendar icon for more information on upcoming meetings and events
Genealogy Workshop at
Erland Lee Museum
Sunday January 21, 2018
Presented by the Grimsby Historical Society Archives
Call 905-662-2691 to register
Grimsby Historical Society House Tour

May 26, 2018

Grimsby House




$25 per person


Box lunches


Tickets 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 Grimsby Historical Society invites you to explore the remarkable interiors of six houses, all timeliness treasures of Grimsby.

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