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

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

3:30 pm TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Apr 5 2022 @ 3:30 pm – Apr 4 2023 @ 4:30 pm
7:00 pm Guest Speaker (June 2022) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Guest Speaker (June 2022) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Richard Collins will present “Coming and Going in Trafalgar Township”, a slide show on marine, rail and road transportation in Trafalgar Township.
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Jun 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. In accordance[...]
3:30 pm TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Jun 17 2022 @ 3:30 pm – Jun 16 2023 @ 4:30 pm