July 21, 2019

Riding the Radial Line in Richmond Hill

Originally published in the Richmond Hill Liberal (November 2018) by Andrea Kulesh, President Historically, Yonge Street has undergone constant improvement since its early beginnings. Currently, the town is experiencing construction of the new Metrolinx transportation system, “an integrated multimodal regional system that puts the traveller’s needs first.” In 1795, John Graves Simcoe, Upper Canada’s first […]

Susannah Maxwell: A Life Well Lived

This past February, Richmond Hill Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy Librarian Peter Wilson shared the story of Susannah Maxwell, one of Richmond Hill’s prominent historical figures with the Richmond Hill Liberal. At the time of her death in February of 1923, she had reached the astounding age of 117 and only a month short […]

RHHS Annual General Meeting Notification

Monday January 21st, 2019   7:30 p.m. Member’s Notification ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING          & BRING AND BRAG Please join us to vote in the new 2019 Executive Committee for the year and hear how well we did in 2018 as a community society. After the official voting is completed please BRING along your precious treasures that you […]

“The Road to Mary Lake”

The Richmond Hill Historical Society presents: Monday October 15th 2018-7:30 p.m. Speaker – Kelly Matthews ….Brings her latest book, “The Road to Mary Lake” In 1910, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, one of Edwardian Canada’s wealthiest men, started building his famed Casa Loma in Toronto. At the same time, he also started work on his country farm […]

Celebrating Culture Days at Burr House

“Celebrating Culture Days at Burr House” https://culturedays.ca SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2018             12:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Free Admission  Event Activities Burr House Tea Room                                                            […]

Please join the RHHS on September 30th, 2018 ” Celebrating Culture Days at Burr House” Burr House poster (1)



Richmond Hill Heritage Services Upcoming Events:   Free Heritage Services Fall Walking Tour: 11 a.m. – Saturday, September 29, 2018  Books, Buggies and Business Fall Walking Tour Departing from the front of Central Library, 1 Atkinson Street. Learn about the first settlement of hardy settlers in the area that would eventually become Richmond Hill. We […]

Celebrating Culture Days at Burr House

Celebrating Culture Days at Burr House SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2018      12:30 – 4:30 P.M.       528 Carville Road, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6E6 Richmond Hill, Ontario Burr House Artisan GalleryRichmond Hill, Ontario Heritage, Multi/Interdisciplinary — Collective Creation In the pretty park setting at Burr House, experience a gathering of arts, history & music […]

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 […]