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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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