Trafalgar Township Historical Society

“Recognizing, documenting, educating and celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of North Oakville,Trafalgar Township”

Get Involved

Become a Member

As a Trafalgar Township Historical Society member, rest assured that you are contributing to a worthy cause. The benefits of membership are many:

  • Know you are playing a vital role to help preserve our local heritage.
  • Voice your views at Board and Annual General Meetings.
  • Receive 4 newsletters per year.
  • Attend presentations by guest speakers
  • Participate in our Fall Heritage Fair (end of September)
  • Meet fellow members with similar interests.
  • Visit our archives free of charge throughout the season.

Click here for more details on the benefits of membership. 

Donate

There is so much to explore in the Trafalgar Township Historical Society archives. Many of our visitors love what they have seen and learnt and have generously donated to the continued development of the society.

We meet in the heritage Palermo School House at 2341 Dundas Street West, Oakville, Ontario (just east of Regional Road 25).

  • We continue to restore and encourage community use of the Palermo School House.
  • We campaign to protect the status of the local heritage properties in the Township.
  • We advocate heritage preservation through plaques, street names and park names.
  • We research local houses, villages and communities.

And we do all of this with no assistance from public funding which is why ongoing financial support is essential.

As a registered charity, your donation is vital to help us with our work.


Volunteer

We are also in need of volunteers to help with:

  • assisting with the members’ newsletter
  • documenting our archives
  • completing research on local families, homes and communities
  • being a guest speaker
  • assisting at our Fall Heritage Fair
  • joining the board in new roles
  • maintaining building and our small front garden


Open Archives

We host our Open House at the heritage Palermo School House. Check the calendar below for the next scheduled day.

Meet our archivist, search our archives, research township family history or just come to reminisce. You’ll never know who will show up with a fascinating new piece of local history.

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: From December through March, if Halton school buses are cancelled due to poor weather, our Archives Open event will also be cancelled.

Upcoming Events

Jan
17
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.
3:30 pm Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Feb
21
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.
Mar
3
Tue
7:00 pm Guest Speaker (Mar 2020) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Guest Speaker (Mar 2020) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Danielle Manning of Ontario Archives discusses “A Century of Ontario Photographs”
8:00 pm Annual General Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Annual General Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Mar
20
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.
Apr
17
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Apr 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.
May
5
Tue
7:00 pm Guest Speaker (May 2020) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Guest Speaker (May 2020) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Strong – A History of Bronte
May
15
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.
Jun
19
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.