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 Victoria Day (May 20)

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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Members Only
Annual General Meeting

Wednedsay June 19, 2019
Location: Grimsby Town Hall Chambers
160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby

  • Members are invited to join us at the Annual General Meeting. 

  • The evening will include a report from President, Fran Chesney, review of the Annual Report and Annual Financial Statements, presentation of the 2019 Budget, board and member motions and election of the Executive Board.

  • Members are encouraged to vote on a number of important items during the evening.

  • Following the formal portion of the evening, members are welcome to participate in a beer tasting hosted by Bench Brewing Company.

  • Members will be treated to a crowd favourite - the Stone Road White Ale - which is named after the old Queenston to Grimsby Stone Road that originally brought Loyalist nd Mennonite settlers to the Twenty Valley.  Today, this historical path is part of the Niagara Wine Route and known as King Road or Regional Road 81.   This Belgian-style wheat beer is gearing up to be one the favourite Bench beers of the summer, with its hazy, white appearance, and aromas of lemon peel and spice that finishes refreshingly dry.

  • Looking forward to an informative and enjoyable eveing!   See you there!

Erland Lee Museum
552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek
June 2019 

Saturday June 8, 10am-noon
Outdoor Summer Planter Workshop
Create a beautiful planter to decorate your porch or patio for the summer!  $35 per person, includes all materials and refreshments.  Limited space - register today by calling 905-662-2691 or email

Saturday June 22, 10am-4pm
Psychic and Wellness Fair
For your entertainment only, enjoy an activity filled day that will include vendors, readers, holistic health practicioners, and a silent auction.  Proceeds for the event support the Erland Lee Museum.  For more information or to register as a vendor, call 905-662-2691 or

GHS Pie Social & Monthly Meeting 
Wednesday September 18, 2019
Location: St. Andrews Parish Hall

Speaker: Kelly Juhasz from Fine Art Appraisal & Services
Presentation:  Family Heirlooms - To Treasure or Trash and How Qualified Appraisers Can Help

J​oin us for the inaugural meeting of the 2019-2020 season as we welcome Kelly Juhasz, principal of Fine Art & Appraisal Services, Toronto - an art advisory and appraisal consultancy offering a range of services and fine art needs.   They combine passion, knowledge, professionalism and standards with a comprehensive understanding of fine art, art markets, collecting trends and management requirements.

At the end of the presentation, you will:
  • understand the current market trends for art, antiques and collectibles and how they affect value
  • champion the collection of family history and stories and the importance of provenance
  • learn when and how to decide what to keep and what to give away
  • recognize how a qualified ISA appraiser can save you time, money and peace of mind

As a one-time member benefit - Kelly Juhasz will provide a Market Valuation of one item each for two lucky GHS members.

If you are interested in having one of your personal treasures valued by a qualified appraiser then submit the necessary
details to the GHS, either by EMAIL or in person no later than noon July 19, 2019.

Complete this form or submit the following information for your chance to be selected to participate;
  • Name and contact information
  • Photo of item
  • Notes relating to provenance
  • Details regarding what you know about the item

A Selection Committee will review all submissions and select two items to be valued.   The items selected will be featured at the September member where Kelly will provide a valuation, talk about each item, discuss how market treands affect them and how much it could cost the owners to get them to market and what the end results could be.

​​​​​​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.

Telephone Headset is property of the Grimsby Museum
  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.