Puslinch Historical Society

Our Mandate

Township of Puslinch Crest

The Puslinch Historical Society was formed in 1984 to bring together those people interested in the heritage of Puslinch Township. We aim to promote interest in and the study of the heritage of Puslinch Township. To this end, the Society gathers and publishes historical information and undertakes a variety of publicity and public education programs. The Society also encourages the preservation of the historical, archaeological and architectural heritage of Puslinch Township.

About the Society

Township of Puslinch Crest

The Society is non-profit and operated by volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please Contact Us. The Society regularly meets several times each year, with speakers addressing the membership on topics of local historical interest on occasion. Guests are always welcome at our events.

  • June 23rd, 2018 at 2pm: MEET THE AUTHOR The Puslinch Historical Society is pleased to announce the release of a new book entitled "Puslinch At Work" by author Robert Moore, a Puslinch native. It is being released Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Aberfoyle Library, Brad Whitcombe Room.

    The work presents the livelihoods and businesses of the individuals and families from Puslinch’s earliest days through to 1965. It is about the farmers, shopkeepers, millers, hoteliers, blacksmiths, coopers and the many others who lived and worked to build the prosperity of Puslinch.

    The PHS is sponsoring the June 23rd library event with a meet and greet with the author starting with an introduction of the book at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited.
  • September 18th, 2018 at 7pm: PHS member Lois McLean, a long-time employee of the former Biltmore Hat Company in Guelph, will be speaking at the September 18th PHS meeting at 7 p.m. at the library. Lois will present: The process that goes into the making of hats.
  • P.H.S. is pleased to announce the link to the diaries of Puslinch pioneer Duncan MacFarlane, 1818-1892, in the Rural Diaries Project of the University of Guelph. Click here to visit.

Click here for a full list of past and upcoming events on our Meetings & Events page.



Membership in the society is open to anyone interested in the history of Puslinch Township giving you access to the archives, assistance with your research from committed voluteers, a newsletter and occasional events of historic interest.

Click here for full membership information or to help by donating or volunteering.

Contact Us


29 Brock Road South
Aberfoyle, Ontario


Puslinch Historical Society
c/o Puslinch Library
R.R. #3, 29 Brock Road South
Guelph (Aberfoyle), Ontario N1H 6H9

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