Trafalgar Township Historical Society

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

Our Goals

The Trafalgar Township Historical Society has four identified goals:

  1. Documentation: We provide the community the opportunity to have their historical photos scanned and their oral histories recorded to preserve them for future generations. The first scanning day took place on September 21, 2005 and has been an ongoing activity. To scan your family’s photos, provide us with a disk of scanned images.
  2. Education: We provide a forum for Oakville’s citizens, many of whom are new to the area, to explore the rich history of Trafalgar Township.
  3. Celebration: We celebrate our area’s rural roots and give the community, especially children, a tangible way to connect with our area history.
  4. Preservation: We engage the public to outline the need to preserve buildings of historical significance. Our first project was the preservation of the one room Palermo schoolhouse on the north side of Dundas, east of Bronte Road.

Open Archives

PLEASE NOTE: Our Open Archives are cancelled for the immediate future. Please check back for an update.

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

Jun
19
Fri
3:30 pm Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Jun 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Jul
17
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Jul 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.
Aug
21
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Aug 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.
Sep
26
Sat
10:00 am Family Heritage Fair @ Palermo School House
Family Heritage Fair @ Palermo School House
Sep 26 @ 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. Featured is the one-room Palermo Schoolhouse. Our Heritage Fair includes heritage[...]
Oct
16
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Oct 16 @ 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.
Nov
3
Tue
7:00 pm Guest Speaker (Nov 2020) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Guest Speaker (Nov 2020) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Claire Bennett, Assistant Curator, Halton Heritage discusses “Towns of Trafalgar”
Nov
20
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Nov 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.