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Bruce County Historical Society

Bruce County, Ontario, Canada

Incorporated 1901 - 1915       Re-incorporated 1957

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Welcome to the Bruce County Historical Society

The Bruce County Historical Society was first organized in 1901 and was active until World War I. In 1957 the society was re-established. We publish a yearbook, Historical Notes, as well as a twice annual newsletter. We meet several times during the year, including for an annual bus tour in the spring and an annual dinner meeting in the fall. The society published its first book, The History of the County of Bruce by Norman Robertson, in 1906, and we continue to provide publications about Bruce County's history. The annual membership fee of $20 includes the yearbook and newsletter, and members receive a 10% discount on our publications.

Our society's goals and objectives are to research, document, collect, preserve and edit material pertaining to the history of Bruce County and its people; to actively promote and encourage public awareness and interest in our local history; to publish new and reprint publications of significance to the history of Bruce County; to disseminate and arouse public interest in Bruce County historical and heritage information by organizing and featuring programmes and promoting discussion at regular meetings; to encourage the preservation and protection of buildings and structures of historical and architectural significance and the protection of our unique natural landscapes; and to mark historic sites, structures, trails, etc..

Special Announcement

The Bruce book
The Bruce book - Robin Hilborn with Ann-Marie Collins

The Society and author Robin Hilborn are pleased to announce that “The Bruce”, a companion book to our video series on the history of Bruce County of the same name, is now in production. The companion book expands on the topics found in the video series and promises to be a valued addition. The book will be available in late May.

In the photographs you can see the “proof” copy of “The Bruce”, author Robin Hilborn and Bruce County archivist Ann-Marie Collins inspecting the book.

Use this order form to pre-order not only this companion book, but also copies of our video series, “The Bruce.”: Order The Bruce book and dvd

Also, stay tuned for information on the premiere of the video series “The Bruce” which will be announced shortly.

Upcoming Events

Audrey Underwood Memorial Bench Plaque Unveiling
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Information about our projects, including the Bruce County Heritage Documentary Project, the Bruce County Military Project and the Bruce County Barn Project, can be accessed from our History page.

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Affiliated with the Ontario Historical Society

Ontario Trillium Foundation
We thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a grant received in 2012 to publish and distribute three history books that document the heritage of the county and its people.

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Supported by the Government of Ontario through the Heritage Organizations Development Grant Program

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