Meetings & Events

A photograph depicting a view of Yonge Street looking north from just south of Lorne Ave. (ca. 1910)

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…

NEXT MEETING

June 21, 2021; 7:30 pm
Railcar Restoration
Speaker – Trevor Parkins-Sciberras
via Zoom

Please note that this meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you are planning to attend, please advise the Society at r.hillhistsoc at gmail.com.

2021

January 18, 2021
Annual General Meeting and Bring and Brag

February 15, 2021; 7:30 pm
Gros Morne National Park
Speaker – Jim Vollmershausen
via Zoom

March 15, 2021; 7:30 pm
120 years of Fear and Fascination with the Automobile
Speaker – Alexander Gates, Executive Director and Curator, Canadian Automotive Museum, Oshawa
via Zoom

April 19, 2021; 7:30 pm
Raising the Standards: The Colourful world of Canadian Heraldry
Speaker – Jason Burgoin, Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, Toronto Branch
via Zoom

May 17, 2021; 7:30 pm
Canadian Made Hand Tools
Speaker – Donald Holmes
via Zoom

June 21, 2021; 7:30 pm
Railcar Restoration
Speaker – Trevor Parkins-Sciberras
via Zoom

This presentation will cover the details of Trevor’s involvement with the Halton County Radial Railway as well as the museum’s history of old streetcar restoration. Some of the museum’s volunteers have been slowly restoring the North Yonge car over the past 40 years, and he will provide updates on where they are currently at.