Trafalgar Township Historical Society

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

Lake Ontario Swim Marathons

On Tuesday October 12, our featured speaker was Richard Jordan on Marilyn Bell and Marathon Swims Across Lake Ontario.

In 1954 the Toronto Telegram sponsored a famous American marathon swimmer in an attempt to become the first person to swim across Lake Ontario. She failed, but Marilyn Bell, an unknown Toronto teenager, managed to complete the feat and captured the heart of the city. Richard spoke about how swim marathons started as part of a U.S. phenomena. He explained the whole history of CNE marathon swims and some of the other people who conquered the lake, like Vicki Keith.

More detailed account of Speaker Night will be covered in the next Member’s Newsletter.

Open Archives

Trafalgar Township Historical Society hosts their Open Archives at the heritage Palermo Schoolhouse. 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

Aug
19
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – Dec 31 @ 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. In accordance[...]
Sep
16
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Sep 16 2022 @ 1:30 pm – Jan 28 2023 @ 2:30 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. In accordance[...]
3:30 pm TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Sep 16 2022 @ 3:30 pm – Mar 18 2023 @ 4:30 pm
 
Sep
24
Sat
10:00 am Heritage Fall Fair @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Heritage Fall Fair @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Heritage Fall Fair @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Heritage Day – Saturday September 25, 2021 10am-2pm – FREE Indoor Activities and Displays include: Heritage and Artifact Displays; Indigenous History Display,  Ontario Genealogy Society and Mississauga Heritage, Crafts; Book[...]
Oct
21
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Oct 21 2022 @ 1:30 pm – Mar 4 2023 @ 2:30 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. In accordance[...]
Nov
18
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Nov 18 2022 @ 1:30 pm – Apr 1 2023 @ 4:30 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. In accordance[...]