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The Historical Society of St. Boniface and Maryhill Community was formed following the 150th anniversary celebrations of St Boniface Parish in 1977. We are known as the Maryhill Historical Society. We are celebrating our 40th Birthday this year.

The society is a member of the Ontario Historical Society [# 2642] The society was incorporated on 13 Sep 1980. [00473077].

Our headquarters is the Halter House Resource Centre in the village of Maryhill, Township of Woolwich, Waterloo Region.

Mission Statement

The purpose and mandate of the Society is to collect, preserve, exhibit and publish the history of the area; to diffuse information relative to the history of the community; to encourage and develop within the community the study of history and to maintain a resource centre in the area.

Objectives

The objectives of the Historical Society of St. Boniface and Maryhill Community are:

  • the collection, preservation, exhibition and publication of material pertaining to the parish, the school, Maryhill community in particular and the area in general
  • the acquiring documents and manuscripts and obtaining narratives and records of pioneers
  • the maintaining a gallery of historical portraits, exhibition and publication of material pertaining to the parish, the school, Maryhill community in particular and the area in general
  • the encouraging and developing within this community the study of its history

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