Grimsby Historical Society​​​

Preserving and Sharing Grimsby's Past For the Future

Update:   Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19
the GHS Archives are closed until further notice.

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, , Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19)

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

March 12, 2020 - Important Notice

Due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 virus and the Government's recommendation to take social distancing measures, to limit contact with others in the community,  ​the Grimsby Historical Society feels it is in the best interest and health of our members, volunteers and general public to cancel all monthly and committee meetings effective immediately.

The GHS Archives are also closed at this time.

We will reevaluate as the situaton evolves.

Check the web-site for updates.

 ​A New Project in Partnership Between SaveMainStreet and
the Grimsby Historical Society

Since the current Council made heritage preservation one their seven strategic priorities, we are asking them to give budget priority to a Heritage Study for Main Street, starting with the East section this year

A joint delegation, including Ron Schroder of SaveMain Street and Fran Chesney, President of the GHS,  presented to both the Planning and Development Committee and Council meetings in January.

Check out this link for more information!

Update:  Meeting is cancelled

GHS March Monthly Meeting
Wednesday March 18,  2020
Town Hall Council Chambers
160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby

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


Tools to Protect and Enhance our Natual Heritage

Update - Event is cancelled

Open House

Thursday April 9, 2020


Carnegie Building
22 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario

Update - Meeting is cancelled

Attention Family Historians  

Join Dorothy and Ev in a round table discussion on
Saturday April 18, 2020 from 
at the Carnegie Building

  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.