September 19, 2017

Notes & Quotes – Music and Stories of Richmond Hill

    “Notes & Quotes – Music and History of Richmond Hill”    A Special Ticketed Event   October 22, 2017 On behalf of the Richmond Hill Concert Band and Richmond Hill Historical Society, we would like to invite you to join us for an entertaining afternoon celebrating Canada 150 through Music and Story Telling. We are proud […]

Ward 4 Maple Syrup Festival – Hosted by Councillor David West

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“Rose Kessler’s Stories”

RHHS Press Release – RKBk2015

Scott Kennedy

The Richmond Hill Historical Society was treated to an evening of memories of Willowdale on February 17th, 2014. WILLOWDALE: YESTERDAYS FARMS: TODAYS LEGACY SCOTT KENNEDY – AUTHOR Scott Kennedy spoke about the early days in Willowdale.  He showed several photographs pointing out their original locations and if the building(s) remained or what is there today. Many people […]

War of 1812 Bicentennial Graveside Recognition Project-Honouring Our 1812 Veterans

War of 1812 Bicentennial Graveside Recognition Project-Honouring Our 1812 Veterans On Sunday October 27th, members of the Richmond Hill Historical Society took part in the ceremony organized by the Bicentennial Graveside Recognition Project www.1812veterans.ca . Members, Greg Hunter and Dinah Cruse-Hunter organized the ceremony with the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church to honour 5 men who […]

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 […]

January / February 2013 Newsletter

January / February Newsletter: It is the dawn of a new year – 2013! As my Presidency continues, let’s all look forward to continued success in our ongoing projects and new local initiatives. As our Town grows, it is important to maintain our mission. The objectives of the RHHS are: to preserve in our present […]

Ted Barris

Ted Barris, Author, Broadcaster and Professor presented an evening program describing his book about Vimy. Comments made after the program included many where the members were quite taken with the method in which he described the process leading up to the battle at Vimy on April 12-16, 1916. His physicality allowed you to be drawn into the description […]

2011 September/October Newsletter

The 2011 September/October newsletter has been posted. It’s packed full of news and articles of all of our latest activities. Please keep in mind that if you wish to submit an article, photo or a just one paragraph of interest, we would more than glad to include in a newsletter. We encourage members to submit […]

“Celebrating the Royal Wedding”

Our April 2011 meeting was very entertaining. The speaker none other than our own member Norman McMullen who brought a fine selection of his Royal Commemoratives for everyone to enjoy. He spilled the beans on little known “secrets” of past incidents at Royal weddings and Royal faux pas that were very funny. Some of the more odd commemoratives […]