Grimsby Historical Society​​​

Preserving and Sharing Grimsby's Past For the Future

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

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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
Established April 10, 1949, the Grimsby Historical Society is dedicated to promoting historical interest in Grimsby

Landmarks of Grimsby
now available at

  GHS Archives
(25 Adelaide Street)   
Grimsby Museum
(6 Murray Street)

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 October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
  Carnegie Building - 25 Adelaide Street, Grimsby
Speaker:  Ken Jones, President Niagara Railway Museum

The Niagara Railway Museum's mandate is preserving and promoting the railway heritage of the Niagara Region and is located in the former Canadian National Fort Erie diesel shop built in the early 1950’s.

Began in 1994 with an assortment of railroad paper work and photographs, the museum acquired an ex-CP Rail track motorcar and 2 baggage carts in August 1996. The museum collection now includes 12 track motorcars, from the CNR, CP Rail, TH&B and the Chesapeake & Ohio, a small hand operated crane from CP built by Pyke, and 4 lorries used to carry tools and supplies behind the motorcars.

Three models representing the various railway bridges of Niagara Falls were added in 1998 and in April 2006, the museum acquired the last remaining steam locomotive from the Hydro Electric Power Commission's Sir Adam Beck Generating Station.

Other acquisitions have followed, including railway track tools, various railway signs, lanterns, oilcans, and books on railways throughout the world.

Admission is complimentary
Refreshments with be served
Bring a friend

Grimsby at War
The Men and Village of Grimsby

Thursday November 8, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
290 Main Street East, Grimsby
Speakers: Linda Bauman and Ev Page, Volunteers GHS Archives

Join us for a special evening to remember the local citizens who served in WWI.   The evening will feature:
  • the 62 Phantom Squadron Cadets reading letters written by local Grimsby men as they were serving abroad 
  • details on how the Village of Grimsbysupported the war effort
  • the impact of the Farmerettes
  • ​ much more

Admission is complementary
Refreshements will be served
Bring a friend

  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.