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: We have resumed our Open Archives. In accordance with Provincial regulations, face masks are REQUIRED and capacity limits will be effect.

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

Dec
7
Tue
7:00 pm Guest Speaker (Dec 2021) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Guest Speaker (Dec 2021) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In 2010, an Ottawa building was demolished that revealed a sign (G.A. Snider, Photographer) painted on the side of a 3-story, red-brick building at the northwest corner of Bank and[...]
Jan
21
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Jan 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. In accordance[...]
Feb
18
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Feb 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. In accordance[...]
May
20
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
May 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. In accordance[...]