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.

Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Sep 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.
3:30 pm Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Sep 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Sep
28
Sat
10:00 am Family Heritage Fair @ Palermo School House
Family Heritage Fair @ Palermo School House
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trafalgar Township Historical Society-Family Heritage Fair is part of Doors Open Oakville. Join us to celebrate area history. Special guests and exhibits. Featured is the one-room schoolhouse. Share your documents,[...]
Oct
18
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Oct 18 @ 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.
Oct
26
Sat
10:00 am 3rd Annual Oakville Family Histo... @ Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
3rd Annual Oakville Family Histo... @ Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
October is Family History Month, and Oakville Public Library’s Family History Fair returns on October 26! Drop in to visit with historical and genealogical groups, family history vendors, or attend[...]
Nov
15
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Nov 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.
3:30 pm Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm