2018 Meetings & Events

  1. Doors Open at the Carnegie Building
    Come explore the history of Grimsby
    Volunteers at the Grimsby Historical Society will be participating in Doors Open 2018 at the Carnegie Building. Drop by the Carnegie Building 10am-4pm to meet the volunteers and check out the following items: Historic Maps, Display of Influential Woman of Grimsby, and a presentation of Main Street Throughout the Years. The 2019 Landmarks of Grimsby calendar will be available for $10 each and a variety of books by local historian Dorothy Turcotte will also be available for purchase.
  2. Grimsby at War 1914-1918 - The Men and Village of Grimsby
    Doors Open 7pm/Starts 7:30pm Mountainview Christian Reformed Church 290 Main Street East, Grimsby
    Join us at the Mountainview Christian Reformed Church gymnasium (290 Main Street East, Grimsby) for a special evening remembering local citizens who served in WWI. The evening will feature the 62 Phantom Squadron Cadets reading letters written by local men who served abroad, details on how the Village of Grimsby supported the war effort and the impact of the Farmerettes. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Bring a friend or neighbour.
  3. September GHS Monthly Meeting & Pie Social- The Grimsby House that Paint Built by Wayne Mullins
    7pm at St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 7 St. Andrew's Drive Grimsby, Ontario
    Join us for our Annual Pie Social and first meeting of the season! 69 Main Street East in Grimsby is a house with a history. Commissioned by American owners, the house was built in a California design in the early 1920's. In the 1930's the second family to own the house, who were also American, became the owners of Grimsby Brick and Tile Works. The house, designed by an eminent architect appears to have other mysteries. Why was it built in Grimsby? Why the design? And what was the source of the American money?
  4. October GHS Monthly Meeting - The Niagara Railway Museum by Ken Jones
    7;30 pm Main Hall at the Carnegie Building, 25 Adelaide Street, Grimsby, Ontario
    The Niagara Railway Museum's mandate is preserving and promoting the railway heritage of the Niagara region and is located in the former CN Fort Erie diesel shop built in the early 1959'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 collection now includes: 12 track motorcars from CNR, CP Rail, TH&B and the Chesapeake & Ohio, a small hand operated crane and 4 lorries used to carry tools and supplies behind motorcars.
  5. January GHS Monthly Meeting - Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited by Ken and Linda Bauman
    Over a 15 year period, Ken and Linda Bauman travelled across the United States to tour 40 houses, commercial and institutional structures designed by American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's productive period spanned more than 70 years. His visionary creations were strongly influenced by the natural world and he emphasized craftsmanship while embracing technology's ability to make design accessible to all. Ken and LInda revisit some of Wright's iconic buildings and we learn how many of his creative ideas are reflected in the interior design of our homes and in the architecture of new development in our community.
  6. February GHS Monthly Meeting - The Story of Richard Pierpoint by Donna Ford
    Donna Ford, President of Central Ontario Network for Black History, will speak about Richard Pierpoint. The story of Richard Pierpoint encompasses his life as a child slave brought from Senegal, West Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and fought in the War of 1812 in Canada. In the latter stages of his life, he was a leader in the community.
  7. March GHS Monthly Meeting - A History of Canada in Ten Maps by Adam Shoalts
    Adam Shoalts - Author, Explorer, Archaeologist & Historian - has been called one of Canada's greatest living explorers and in 2017 embarked on 4000km solo journey across Canada's Arctic. Adam Shoalts tells the stories behind centuries old-maps and how they came to shape what became "Canada". Refreshments will be served. Bring a friend or neighbour!
  8. April GHS Meeting - TBD
  9. May GHS Monthly Meeting - Pot Luck Dinner, AGM & GHS Trivia Challenge
    The Grimsby Historical Society Trivia Challenge puts teams of participants against each other to determine how much trivia they know and how much of the GHS topics they remember. A fun challenge to celebrate and finish our 2019 Spring Season.