May 20, 2019

Official Opening of Emery Creek Bike Path – May 26, 2019

For over 10 years, Edith George has served as an advisor to the non-profit Ontario Urban Forest Council. She is also the former Director of the Board of the Weston Historical Society. She has worked tirelessly to help preserve and save heritage trees, including the 300 year old oak tree on Coral Gables Drive in […]

Industries of the Mill Pond with Cheryl Butler on Monday, May 20 at 7:30 pm

Join us for our next meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm where RHHS Past President Cheryl Butler will talk about industries of the Richmond Hill Mill Pond. The Mill Pond helped to attract business,as a source of power in the Early Days of the village, in turn attracting  people to build, live […]

Victorian Mystery: Live History Traditional Tea – Saturday, June 8, 2019

Where: Richmond Hill Heritage Centre, 19 Church Street North When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 It’s 1860 and you’re invited to the rehearsal for the wedding of Mr. John Harrington to Miss Elizabeth, only daughter of Amos Wright Esq., M.P.P.  Will the theatrical tea reception go as planned, despite the fact the bride’s heirloom ring is […]

Ellin Bessner Joins Us Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is very excited to welcome author and journalist Ellin Bessner to our next meeting on Monday, April 15th at 7:30 pm. In her new book, Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II, Ellin spent six years researching, travelling and interviewing over 300 veterans and their families, to […]

Call for Nominations-Bert Hunt Heritage Award

Richmond Hill Historical Society   Call for nominations for the Bert Hunt Heritage Award Recognizing contributions to preserving Richmond Hill’s heritage. Sponsored by The Richmond Hill Historical Society. This award acknowledges outstanding contributions to the preservation of Richmond Hill’s past and efforts to raise awareness about the value of that past to the community and […]

Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the 1837-38 Upper Canada Rebellion

Join us for this exciting workshop to explore different aspects of the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837-38. The Richmond Hill Historical Society is hosting this workshop with Ontario Historical Society speakers. Beginning at 9:00 for registration, there will be four speakers speaking to  different topics related to the rebellion. The workshop will be located in the historic […]

“Feasting & Fasting”

Please join us on Monday May 16, at 8:00 p.m. as the Richmond Hill Historical Society proudly presents Dorothy Duncan discussing her latest book, “Feasting & Fasting”. Dorothy is a well-known Canadian author and has lectured internationally on Canada’s heritage foods and customs. Her latest book, “Feasting & Fasting” is an introduction to the foods […]