The Burlington Historical Society was founded in October 1960 and is an affiliated member of the Ontario Historical Society, the Archives Association of Ontario and Knowledge Ontario/Our Ontario.
The Society's meetings, which are open to the general public, are held in the Centennial Room at Burlington Central Library on the 2nd Monday of each month, from September to May. There is a nominal admission charge, for non members. Each month historical subjects are presented by authoritative guest speakers. In addition, members often participate with short presentations on interesting aspects of Burlington history.
Our Archives consist of photographs and documents relating to Burlington's past, carefully conserved and maintained. These records are available to researchers and the general public who are seeking information on local history. The Society always welcomes donations of Burlington-related materials to add to our collection.
The Society publishes books and other materials related to Burlington's history as well as a monthly newsletter, the Gazette. Other projects are undertaken from time to time such as presentations to other groups and walking tours of historic parts of Burlington. The Society also provides plaques for Burlington buildings that are more than 100 years old.
Our Misssion Statement divides out into 4 areas...
- Special Projects
To this end we have constructed our website in a similar pattern. We believe this is an easier more friendly way to view who we are and what we can offer!
We are pleased to announce our latest new feature "Verbal histories":· Read more...
See the Meetings page for our Winter 2014 line up!
Announcing the new Executive for 2014 for the Burlington Historical Society
1st Vice President - Jane Anne Newson
2nd Vice President - Colin Morley
Treasurer - Brian Rider
Secretary - Noreen McNairn
Archivist - Joan Downey
Past President - Les Armstrong
Director - Heather Mace
Director Marrian Hubbs
DOWNSIZING? : The archives are always glad to receive copies of Burlington family diaries - old photos - maps! Please contact us.
As a non profit organization The Burlington Historical Society also accepts monetary donations to help support our programs.
A charitable tax receipt will be issued for monetary donations over $25.00