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

Nov
10
Tue
7:00 pm Guest Speaker (Nov 2020) @ Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Guest Speaker (Nov 2020) @ Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Claire Bennett, Assistant Curator, Halton Heritage previews Halton County’s 1969 film “The Man & the Boy”. Clare will share some historical images prior to the film, view the[...]