Growing the Society in 2024

Since 1891 The Elgin Historical Society kept and preserved the memories of the St. Thomas-Elgin community. Through the efforts of our members and other local historians our area enjoys a well documented and rich history. Despite these efforts there is much work to be done.


Becoming a member of the Society is a great way to become involved in your community and help us keep the light of historical knowledge burning bright. If you are a livelong resident of the area, or a newcomer to our fast growing city, we

welcome you to join us for an event, or as a member. If you know someone who has an interest in history, a membership makes a great gift. At only $10 is an easy way to connect yourself, or someone you care about, with the history that has shaped our area.

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The 2024 calendar is posted. Traditional events like the Talbot Toast, and the Strawberry Social are the perfect time to check out what we do as a Society. At this year's Strawberry Social, past president and executive member, Steve Peters will be giving a tour of historic Pinafore Park. Later in the summer, Society president, Pete Sheridan will guide a walking tour of the historic Courthouse neighbourhood. Once known as “Snob Hill” the area has been home to many of St. Thomas' most prominent citizens. It boasts some of the city's most beautiful buildings, and many interesting stories.


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