History Under the Trees 2014
History Under the Trees 2014
History Under the Trees 2014
History Under the Trees 2014
History Under the Trees 2014

Waterloo Historical Society

Welcome

Mission/Goals

The Waterloo Historical Society fosters the recognition of our region’s unique heritage and diligently encourages its preservation.

The Waterloo Historical Society documents the history of Waterloo Region, including the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, along with the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.

Next Meeting

History Under the Trees (HUT)

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Vintage tools are in the spotlight at 2019’s History Under the Trees.
Headlining the program is New Dundee collector and tool expert Al Junker who will share some of his vast collection of historic tools and explain their uses. There will also be a special demonstration by Doon Heritage Village staff in one of the village workshops.

Those attending are welcome to bring along any small or medium-sized vintage tool that may have come down through their family. However, anything sharp or pointed must be properly encased and protected on the way to the site. Bring them for identification or to share family stories that go along with the items.

The presentation begins at 1:00 pm but come early and enjoy the museum. When entering, WHS members should use their special discount card at the admission counter for a reduced fee. Non-WHS members should mention attending History Under the Trees to receive discounted admission to the grounds.

The presentation will be out-of-doors unless the weather interferes in which case a century-old barn will be the site. Bring a lawn chair if possible. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

What’s New?

*Volume 106 – 2018 Patrons

*2019 Membership forms

*WRX Real Estate Blog post on WHS

Waterloo Historical Society
c/o Grace Schmidt Room, 85 Queen Street North
Kitchener ON  N2H 2H1    
whs@whs.ca

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About

Mission/Goals

The Waterloo Historical Society fosters the recognition of our region’s unique heritage and diligently encourages heritage preservation.

The Waterloo Historical Society documents the history of Waterloo Region, including the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, along with the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.

WHS Pamphlet

History

Active steps toward the establishment of a historical society in Waterloo County (now the Regional Municipality of Waterloo) were taken in 1912. With the encouragement of the Ontario Historical Society, a public meeting was held in November 1912, which resulted in a recommendation that the WHS be organized. The first meeting of the board was held on November 26, 1912.

100 years later

It has been 100 years since that modest beginning. The Society has grown to over 230 members (2009) and has a set of by-laws which govern activities carried out by the board of directors. Current activities include five public meetings each year with invited guest speakers and held in various locations within the region; since 1913, continuous publication of a volume of local history articles; quarterly newsletters; acquisition of documents and photos for WHS archives; and erecting historical plaques.100thLogo

 Affiliations

The WHS is an affiliate member of the Ontario Historical Society and a founding member of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation. The WHS collaborates regularly with heritage and historical groups in the region.

Charitable status

WHS is a registered charity, under Canada Revenue Agency.

Heraldic Badge

Thanks to the generosity of James Roos Breithaupt, president of the WHS in 1997-1998, the society was granted a revised badge (based on the 1922 design by E. M. Chadwick of Toronto) by the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

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