Our New Website


Our website has become a central tool in our mission to preserve and promote local history. The old site had become tired and broken, as many things do. Fortunately this thing can be fixed and renewed. Here we present our latest website for 2022.

EHS plaque at Old St. Thomas Church
EHS plaque at Old St. Thomas Church

If you are a return visitor, we think you'll find the resources you've become accustomed to. Our online library has become more focused on our local history, with additions planned for the future. Our history videos remain. You can spend some time with classic episodes of "Local History with George Thorman",  watch some of our more recent productions, or browse the selection of ephemera and curiosities from the past we have collected for you.

If this is your first visit to the Historical Society website we extend a special welcome. The St. Thomas-Elgin area has a rich and varied history. We will attempt to show you what we can of it. After exploring the site, check our Events listing on the left hand side of the homepage.

Founded in 1891, The Historical Society has been a part of the community for over 130 years. We look forward to many more years. If you'd like to be part of that tradition, please join us or send us an email.