August 20, 2018

Dedication of Park Bench in Bert Hunt’s Honour

  Bert Hunt’s Park Bench Dedication Tuesday August 28th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Mill Pond Park-north of Mill Street on the walkway-half way towards the north end of the pond. On behalf of the RHHS Executive Committee, we are pleased to extend an invitation to members who would like to attend the dedication of a […]

York Region “Built to Last” Canada 150 1860’s maps and heritage properties

Have a look at this link we have added to the home page. Click and drag on the spyglass to explore the map. This was a York Region Canada 150 initiative and has some really interesting information about the area. It is especially easy to navigate and you can see who lived or owned the […]

Schurch Family Reunion – July 27 & 28, 2018

JUNE 24th, 2018 One of our members is part of the The Schürch (Shirk/Sherk/Sherrick, etc.) Family Association of North America – who meet and maintain family ties regularly. We are pleased post this announcement on behalf of: The Schürch (Shirk/Sherk/Sherrick, etc.) Family Association of North America Reunion will be held July 27 and 28, 2018 at […]

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 […]

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”

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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 . 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 […]