PHS Meetings & Events


Township of Puslinch Crest

Puslinch Historical Society regularly meets several times each year, with speakers who address the membership on topics of local historical interest. Watch the Puslinch Pioneer in future issues for more information and be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events.

2017

  • June 11th, 2017 at 2pm: Spirit Walk at Killean Cemetery
  • July 1st, 2017: P.H.S. will have a special Canada 150 display at the Optimist Pancake Breakfast on July 1st at the Community Centre.
  • Oct 10th, 2017 at 7pm: P.H.S. fall meeting in Aberfoyle with Dr. Catharine Wilson, Professor of Rural History at the University of Guelph. The topic of Dr. Wilson's talk will be: "True Stories of Love and Loss: The Rural Diary Archive celebrates Canada's 150th"

2016

  • Tuesday October 18th at 7:00pm: It's possible to bring back many family heirlooms that you thought were gone forever. Join us for a presentation by Lloy Osburn of Artful Restorations in the Archives at the Puslinch Library. Lloy Osburn restores pottery, textiles, leather, fire or flood damaged artwork and original finisheson wood. She specializes in works on paper such as antique prints, maps, photographs and original drawings. Hear Lloy discuss her craft and how best to care for and store your treasured items.
  • March 19, 2016 from 2-4pm: The Puslinch Historical Society invites you to a book launch in the Brad Whitcombe room of the Puslinch Library. To the Seventh Generation: The Evolution of the Family Farm in Canada, 1823-2015" is the work of PHS member Marilynn Crow recording the changes in farming practices, rural architecture and the lives of farm women and men through two centuries. The afternoon will include book signing, an introduction to the book by the author at 3 p.m. and refreshments.
  • April 19, 2016 at 7pm: The Puslinch Historical Society will be holding its annual meeting. A power point presentation on the history of Morriston Village will be shown.

2015

  • September 20th - the "Spirit Walk" will be at Farnham Cemetery at 2pm.
  • How well do you know the history of Puslinch including Farnham, Elgin, Frazerville, Schaw Station and Strachan's Corners?

    The Puslinch Historical Society is presenting a series of three evenings dedicated to the communities within Puslinch this year. Following the boundaries of the twelve original School Sections, a synopsis of each area will be preseneted. Join us on the following evenings at 7pm:

    • Tuesday, May 5th at Arkell United Church Hall for Arkell, Brock Road, downey and Aberfoyle areas (S.S. 1 to 4).
    • Tuesday, Oct 6th at Knox Crieff Sunday School Room for "The Third", Killean, Crieff and Morriston areas (S.S. 5 to 8).
    • Tuesday, Nov 3rd at the Badenoch Community Centre for the history of Badenoch, Corwhin, "The Lake" and Glenchristie areas (S.S. 9 to 12).
  • April 7th - at the Puslinch Library, 7pm: Guest speaker Jerry Prager will share his research and publications regarding local connections to the Underground Railroad.

2014

  • Click here to view the 2014 newsletter.
  • November 18th - at the archives: Paul O'Hara, botanist and owner of Blue Oak Nurseries on "Indian trail marker trees".
  • September 16th - at the archives: Prof. Don Smith on relations between Aboriginals and early European settlers in this area.
  • July 12th - Visit us at Aberfoyle Market.
  • June 23rd - Spirit Walk at Crown cemetery profiling five tradesmen interred here.
  • May 13th, 7pm - at the archives: Edith George on "Securing the Future of Heritage Trees"
  • February 25th, 7pm - Dr. Elizabeth Ritchie from University of the Highlands, Scotland discussed the experiences of a Scottish pioneer woman in Upper Canada.

2013

  • November 12th - Meeting with guest speaker Larry Cotton, author of "Whiskey and Wickedness - Wellington and Grey"
  • October 1st - At the library - Joan Hug-Valeriote's documentary about selective logging on a small woodlot in Puslinch. Because of the steepness of the terrain in this woodlot, Greg Parker and his team of Belgians were used to harvest the logs, (and thus minimized damage to the land). This documentary evokes earlier times in Puslinch.
  • June 11th - Spirit Walk in Crown cemetery. What follows is narratives from the 4 life stories for the evening:
  • April 9th - The ANNUAL MEETING was held at the Archives in the library (Aberfoyle). Read the President's report HERE

Membership

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.

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Contact Us

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

29 Brock Road South
Aberfoyle, Ontario

MAILING ADDRESS:

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

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