April 25, 2019

Upcoming Events

2019 Monthly Meetings

The Richmond Hill Historical Society meets on the third Monday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 pm in Wallace Hall at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. All are welcome to attend. Bring a friend or two! Guest Fee $5.00. Yearly memberships are available at $40.00 for Family and $25.00 for Individuals.

Light refreshments are served following the meeting.

For further information about meetings or programs, please call Andrea Kulesh at 905-884-2789

Check out the great events and speakers lined up…


Ellin Bessner photo of bookMonday, April 15, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II
Speaker: Ellin Bessner, Author/Journalist

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 tell the untold stories of how and why Canada’s Jewish community sent 17,000 men and women in uniform to defeat Hitler and the Axis in the Second World War. It is a story that has never been comprehensively told before and fills an important gap in the publicly known accounts of how a country of volunteers helped to win the war.


January 21, 2019
Annual General Meeting and Bring and Brag

February 18, 2019
The History of Surnames – Where Did They Originate?
Speaker: Tim Nau

March 18, 2019
200 Years at St. John’s York Mills: The Oldest Church in Toronto
Speaker: Scott Kennedy, Author

April 15, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Double Threat, Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II
Speaker: Ellin Bessner, Author/Journalist

Photograph of Innes Mill, Richmond HillMay 20, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Industries of the Mill Pond
Speaker: Cheryl Butler, Past President, Richmond Hill Historical Society

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 and work in the late 1800’s.

June 17, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Strawberry Social
Join us for our Annual Strawberry Social where we all enjoy the much anticipated Ontario grown strawberries-topped with some delicious ice cream, a seasonal dessert that everyone waits for. The third annual Bert Hunt Heritage Award will be awarded to this year’s recipient(s) who will join us for the presentation.