2019 Meetings & Events

  1. January GHS Monthly Meeting - Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited by Ken and Linda Bauman
    7:30pm-9pm Grimsby Town Hall Council Chambers, 160 Livingston Ave., Grimsby
    Over a 15 year period, Ken and Linda Bauman travelled across the United States to tour 40 houses, commercial and institutional structures designed by American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's productive period spanned more than 70 years. His visionary creations were strongly influenced by the natural world and he emphasized craftsmanship while embracing technology's ability to make design accessible to all. Ken and LInda revisit some of Wright's iconic buildings and we learn how many of his creative ideas are reflected in the interior design of our homes and in the architecture of new development in our community.
  2. April GHS Monthly Meeting - The Story of Richard Pierpoint by Donna Ford
    7:30-9pm - Grimsby Town Hall Council Chambers 160 Livingston Ave., Grimsby
    Donna Ford, President of Central Ontario Network for Black History, will speak about Richard Pierpoint. The story of Richard Pierpoint encompasses his life as a child slave brought from Senegal, West Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and fought in the War of 1812 in Canada. In the latter stages of his life, he was a leader in the community.
  3. March GHS Monthly Meeting - A History of Canada in Ten Maps by Adam Shoalts
    7:30-9pm - Grimsby Town Hall Council Chambers, 160 Livingston Ave., Grimsby
    Adam Shoalts - Author, Explorer, Archaeologist & Historian - has been called one of Canada's greatest living explorers and in 2017 embarked on 4000km solo journey across Canada's Arctic. Adam Shoalts tells the stories behind centuries old-maps and how they came to shape what became "Canada". Refreshments will be served. Bring a friend or neighbour!
  4. May GHS Monthly Meeting - Pot Luck Dinner & The Brown Homestead
    6:30-9pm - St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 7 St. Andrew's Ave., Grimsby, Ontario
    The John Brown House is the oldest home in St. Catharines, a two-story stone house built in 1802 and incorporating an earlier one and a half storey house (circa 1796) The John Brown House was an active farmhouse for more than 150 years and was also used as a tavern for more than a quarter century. The John Brown Heritage Foundation is committed to the preservation and exploration of agriculture and culinary traditions, to encourage farmers, family farming and the farmers' markets.
  5. GHS Genealogy Day
    Livingston Activity Centre - 18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby 8:30am-4:30pm $40 until April 30; $45 after April 30
    The genealogy gurus at the GHS Archives are at it again! They are offering a Genealogy Day that will include four outstanding speakers, two of them known locally and two well-known from the field of genealogists. Check the Home Page for more detail. Registration and Payment details are located on the Home Page.
  6. Annual General Meeting - Members Only
    7pm-9pm - Grimsby Town Hall Chambers, 160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby
    Members are invited to join us for the Annual General Meeting at the Grimsby Town Hall Chambers. Event to include a review of the past year's events, annual financial statement and election of new members to the Board. Members will be asked to vote on a number of important issues requiring legal agreement by members. A social event to follow.