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Summer 2017 Newsletter

The Sum­mer Newslet­ter will be mailed short­ly with a book of our annu­al raf­fle tick­ets and a return enve­lope. We have very spe­cial prizes this year in hon­our of our 40th anniver­sary. A book of tick­ets is $10. Thank you for your sup­port.

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Canada Day 2017 — Celebrating 150

 Join us in Mary­hill for Cana­da 150. Click on Cana­da Day 2017 to learn about all the events. Hap­py Cana­da Day!

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Heritage Sunday 24 Sep 2017

Her­itage Sun­day on 24 Sep  2017 will cel­e­brate our 40th anniver­sary. The day will begin with  a Mass of Thanks­giv­ing fol­lowed by a tour of the way­side shrines. Lunch at noon in the Mary­hill Her­itage Park Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre with a Silent Auc­tion, a spe­cial Anniver­sary Pro­gram and Music. Walk­ing tours fol­low with an Open House at Hal­ter […]

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Welcome to our Website!

We are work­ing hard to update and refresh our web­site. Thank you to all who have con­tributed to our upgrade in par­tic­u­lar to the Town­ship of of Wool­wich who pro­vid­ed the grant to cre­ate this web­site. Also to Ash­ley Hons­berg­er, Susan Motz, Car­ol Neu­mann, Diane Strick­ler, Tim Vegh. Now, we’d like to hear from you. What […]

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Events Calendar for 2017

Open House 2017 The Hal­ter House  Resource Cen­tre is open from 1–4 pm on Sun­days from 11 June to 3  Sep. 2017. Please e-mail us  ahead of time if you are look­ing for par­tic­u­lar records and fam­i­lies. Dur­ing the spring, fall and win­ter months, the resource cen­tre is open by appoint­ment only. Cana­da Day 150 Cel­e­bra­tion July 1, […]

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Heritage Meetings

We will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in Guelph Eramosa Her­itage Day on 8 July 2017 and Wool­wich Doors Open on 16 Sept, 2017. Details to fol­low.

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Maryhill History Prize

Pres­i­dent Tom Schell pre­sent­ed the first ever Mary­hill His­to­ry Prize to Seth Doerr at the annu­al Grade 8 Grad­u­a­tion at St Boni­face CS in June 2016.

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Past Canada Day Celebrations

Fri­day July 1 2016 was a his­toric day for our soci­ety with  the flag rais­ing  of our new Cana­di­an flag on a  flag pole erect­ed by Board mem­ber Bri­an Lorentz.  Our local MP pro­vid­ed the Cana­di­an Flag and Board Mem­ber Car­ol Neu­mann sur­prised the group with a flag fea­tur­ing the new Mary­hill His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety logo. . […]

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Black History Month 2017

Pat John­son Pat John­son is the only African-Cana­di­an buried in the Old Walled ceme­tery. In the fall of 1933 Pat arrived at the Wal­ter Las­by farm on the Dutch Lane.  He was a not­ed for­tune teller who helped find per­sons and objects that were miss­ing.  He went for a meal at least once a day […]

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