Grimsby Historical Society​​​

Preserving and Sharing Grimsby's Past For the Future

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

Other Times by Appointment 905-309-0796

Starting January 19, 2019 the GHS will be open the third Saturday of each month from 9am-noon.​  

​March 16,  April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug 17,
Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, 

Archives will be closed on Good Friday (April 19, 2019)

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
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Genealogy Day
Saturday May 25th, 2019
Location:  Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby
Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
$40.00 pp until April 30, 2019
$45.00 pp after April 30, 2019

Register early to secure your spot!

Register via email at
(include your First & Last name, EMAIL address, phone number,  your interest in a St Andrew's Cemetery Tour or Nelles Manor Tour or both tours & payment option)
in-person at the Archives 25 Adelaide St. Grimsby

Payment options:

         Mail cheque payable to the Grimsby Historical Society to Grimsby Historical
        Society P.O.Box 294 Grimsby, Ontario L3M-4G5 - Attention: Genealogy Day
          Cash accepted at the GHS Archives located at the Carnegie Building located
         at 25 Adelaide Street in Grimsby (Mon & Wed 9am-3pm & Fri 9am-noon)​


            Paypal - click here to purchase ticket via PayPal

Guest Speakers & Topics

Linda Coutts - "The Early Forty - Its Lure and Legend"

Susan D. Young - "Understanding Your

Ruth Blair - "A Brick Wall Chisel: The Cluster Research Project

​Wayne Mullins - "Headstone Can Talk"

​Complimentary St Andrew's
Cemetery Tours and
Nelles Manor Tours available
following the final speaker 

Door Prizes

Light Refreshments Served
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​​​​​​Grimsby History on Display at Queen's Park

Volunteers from the GHS Archives were thrilled to be selected to participate in the Community Exhibits Program at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

The display case features artifacts and photographs of local Women of Influence  including:
   - Telephone Ladies
   - Farmerettes
   - Helen Douglas MacRobbie
   - Ruby Janet Powell
   - and our own Dorothy Turcotte!

The display is located in the west wing gallery at
Queen's Park in Toronto until July 31, 2019.  
Drop by next time you're in Toronto.

The Brown Homestead

Wednedsay May 15, 2019
Location: St. Andrew's Parish Hall
7 St. Andrew's Ave. Grimsby
Speaker:  Andrew and Jennifer Humeniuk

  • Join us for the annual pot luck supper and a presentation on The Brown Homestead

  • The conservation of the Brown Homestead is the inaugural project of the John Brown Heritage Foundation.

  • The John Brown House is the oldest home in St. Catharines, a two-storey stone house build in 1802 and incorporating an earlier one and a half storey house (c 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 of a century.

  • The John Brown Heritage Foundation is committed to the preservation and exploration of agriculture and culinary traditions, to encourage farmers, family farming and farmers' markets.

Admission is complementary            Refreshements will be served               Bring a friend or neighbour

  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.