Richmond Hill Historical Society

Preserving and sharing the history of Richmond Hill, Ontario since 1973

Richmond Hill Historical Society logoThe Richmond Hill Historical Society (RHHS) was founded in 1973 and is an affiliate member of the Ontario Historical Society.

In 2019 the Society celebrated its 45th Anniversary.

The objectives of the RHHS are:

  • to preserve in our present community an awareness of the culture of our forefathers;
  • to hold monthly meetings for the presentation and discussion of historical information relating to the Richmond Hill area;
  • to promote existing historical publications, publish books, articles, and newsletters etc. for the advancement of the awareness of local sites, deeds and peoples of interest; and
  • to cooperate with other historical societies and related organizations.

The Society regularly gets involved with community and city-organized events such as Doors Open, the Richmond Hill Cultural Summit and Culture Days. We are committed to building relationships and to work towards the recognition and preservation of our city’s valuable and fascinating history.

RHHS is a volunteer-run organization that is not affiliated with the City of Richmond Hill or any of its departments including Heritage Services or the Heritage Centre. While the Society is unable to accept donations, we would be pleased to assist individuals by putting them in touch with relevant City employees or other organizations. Note that this does not guarantee acceptance of any donated item(s), which is solely at the discretion of the individual or department with whom you have contacted. For more information, please visit our Donations page.