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Bruce County Historical Society

Bruce County, Ontario, Canada

Incorporated 1901 - 1915       Re-incorporated 1957

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..


They're Here!

The Bruce DVD Bluray and Book

We are pleased to be able to now offer copies of ‘The Bruce’ DVD, Blu-ray and Companion Book available for sale.

The Bruce DVD $25

The Bruce Blu-ray $30

The Bruce Companion Book $35 ($31.50 for Society Members)

Postage is $5 for each DVD disc or Blu-ray disc and $17 for each book. If you purchase a book and a disc the postage is $17. Please contact us for postage costs for multiple copies.

To place your order, contact:

Bill Stewart

Dorne Fitzsimmons

We accept cash, cheque, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Please make cheques payable to the Bruce County Historical Society.

'The Bruce' can also be purchased at the following retail outlets:

Berford Street Books, Wiarton
Broad Horizon Books, Port Elgin
Bruce County Museum, Southampton
The Chi-Cheemaun
Dandy Lion, Lion’s Head
Finchers, Kincardine
Ginger Press, Owen Sound
Holts, Walkerton
Mariner’s Chart Shop, Tobermory
Readers Haven, Tobermory
Treasure Chest, Museum, Paisley
Walker House, Kincardine

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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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