Grimsby Historical Society​​​

Preserving and Sharing Grimsby's Past For the Future

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Open Hours:  Monday & Wednesday  9:00-3:00     Friday 9:00-noon​​

Other Times by Appointment 905-309-0796

Archives will be open the third Saturday of each month from 9am-noon 

(Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19)

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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

GHS Executive Board Opportunities

The GHS Executive  invites you to
join the Executive Board!

This is a great opportunity to shape the future of the Grimsby Historical Society and we encourage your engagement!

Click here to view  general board position description.

More detailed position descriptions are available
on GHS page.

Send your CV to archives@grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com
by March 1, 2020
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GHS February Monthly Meeting
Wednesday February 19, 2020
7:30pm-9:00pm
Town Hall Council Chambers
160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby

Speaker:  Natasha Henry President, Ontario Black History Society

presents

Brought in Bondage: the Africans Enslaved by United Empire Loyalists in Early Canada

Natasha Henry is an educator, historian, award-winning author and cirriculam developer, focusing on Black Canadian experiences.  Natasha is a 2018 Vanier Scholar and is currently completing a PhD in History at York University, researching Black enslavement in early Ontario.  Through her various professional and community roles, Natasha's work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve and disseminate the histories of Black Canadians.

Natasha will be sharing her PhD research on the enslavement of Africans in early Ontario, highlighting stories of enslavement and freedom in the Grimsby and surrounding Niagara area.

Refreshments will be served.

Complimentary admission.

Everyone is welcome,  bring a friend or neighbour.

GHS March Monthly Meeting
Wednesday March 18,  2020
7:30pm-9:00pm
Town Hall Council Chambers
160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby

Speaker:  Liz Benneian, Executive Director and Manager of Environmental Education for Ontariogreen

presents

Tools to Protect and Enhance our Natual Heritage

Liz Benneian is a former journalist and newspaper editor, with a degree in Science, who has been leading environmental advocacy and educational organizations since 2004.  

Liz will share what we can do to protect and preserve our enviromental heritage and share information about the natural specifies of trees that support our biosphere and
discuss how to create an environment that promotes health.

Refreshments will be served.

Complimentary admission.

Everyone is welcome,  bring a friend or neighbour.

Attention Family Historians  

Join Dorothy and Ev in a round table discussion on
Saturday April 18, 2020 from 
10am-11:30am
at the Carnegie Building

Are you aware of all the clues held in census documents that will help you with your family research?   If you are not sure, or you've hit a brick wall, join us so we can help you better understand the census and identify possible clues as to why your ancestors may be missing from time to time.

If you're interessted in joining the conversation, register by phone @ 905-309-0796 or
email archives@grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com   
(include your questions)

  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.