Historical Society

Tecumseth West Gwillimbury Historical Society

Who We Are

The Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Historical Society was formed in 1978 to promote public interest in and understanding of the history of Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Townships in Simcoe County and to work for the preservation of their rich and varied heritage.

To accomplish these aims we have researched community histories, plaqued historic sites and published books and audio-visual material on local history.

Meetings

Regular meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month, from September to November and from January to May at the Tec-We-Gwill Hall in Newton Robinson (aka the Newton Robinson Hall), at 7:30 pm. These meetings are open to visitors and members alike. Guest speakers, local historians and collectors provide varied and enjoyable programs followed by a social hour.

Publications

HISTORICAL VIDEO:

NEW TECUMSETH – THE NEW TOWN WITH A LONG PAST
Winner of the Ontario Historical Society’s prestigious Dorothy Duncan Award,
this engaging account of the History of New Tecumseth includes personal memories of long-time local residents. $25.00.

CEMETERY BOOK:

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS: Tecumseth & West Gwillimbury Townships Simcoe County, Ontario
This popular record of cemetery inscriptions is now in its 6th printing.   $30.00.

BOOKS:

FORTY YEARS IN THE FOREST. 1820-1868
Richard Rorke.  $5.00.

Historical Booklets

PINEHILL FARM, WEST GWILLIMBURY;
LIFE ON THE OLD PLANK ROAD;
THE DIARY OF DANIEL H. ROGERS FOR THE YEAR 1859;
TRAVEL DOWN A STORIED ROAD
Bernice Merrick Ellis, General Editor. $3.00 each.

Postcards

AN ENVELOPE OF 12 EDWARDIAN POSTCARDS FROM 1906-1912
Scenes from local towns and hamlets.  $3.00/pack.

Index

INDEX TO THE BOOK TECUMSETH TOWNSHIP “THE UNFORGETTABLE PAST”
Edited by Allan Anderson & Betty Tomlinson Anderson. This index is now available.

Contact Us

Information on our publications (including a price list) can be obtained from:

Tecumseth & West Gwillimbury Historical Society
Box 171, Bond Head, ON L0G 1B0

Janine Harris-Wheatley

janinehw20@gmail.com

905-936-6549