The Burlington Historical Society was founded in October 1960 and is an affiliated member of the Ontario Historical Society, the Archvies 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 no admission charge. 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.
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See the Meetings page for our fall line up!
There will be memorial service for Jane Irwin on May 23 at 2 pm at the Burlington Performing Arts Center.
We have recently uploaded in video format a pictorial collage of the Freeman Station. This presentation was done by Les Armstrong for the Freinds of the Freeman Station. Go to the Digital Collection page!
Check out the BHS Digital Page - see the show on Roseland Park and Wellington Park!
Check out our local histories stories page - we have added a few more for your reading enjoyment!
Announcing the new Executive for 2013 for the Burlington Historical Society
1st Vice President - TBA
2nd Vice President - Colin Morley
Treasurer - TBA
Secretary - Noreen McNairn
Archivist - Sonia Nicholson
Digitizing Archivist - Jane Irwin
Past President - Les Armstrong
Announcing the 2013 Winter Program!
January 14 BRITISH HOME CHILDREN-Penny Morningstar
February 11 GONE FOR A SOLDIER-The Lives of Fighting Men in the War of 1812-Renee Lafferty
March 11 CANADIAN BROADCASTING HISTORY- Kealy Wilkinson
April 8 THE HISTORY OF THE WELLAND CANAL-Terry Hughes
May 13 SITTING PRETTY-The History of the Toilet-Bev Dietrich
The Executive have agreed to match donations from BHS Members to the Friends of Freeman Station to a max of $5000 ( See latest news for details)
This meeting as always will be held at the Burlington Central library 7pm! Members and guests are welcome!