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Bruce County Historical Society


Bruce County, Ontario, Canada


Incorporated 1901 - 1915       Re-incorporated 1957

Publications

The Society is proud to bring a full range of publications on the history of Bruce County to you and our members.

Publications can be purchased through the Society (at a discount of 25% for members) and through area bookstores. Prices are at suggested retail price and postage is extra.

Contact our Publications Sales Coordinator to order: 

Mr. Bill Stewart
RR #2
Allenford, Ontario
N0H 1A0
willstew@bmts.com

Not Wolf Nor Dog by Wilmer Nadjiwon
Not Wolf, Nor Dog
by Wilmer F. Nadjiwon, Cape Croker
Published by Tobermory Press Publications Inc.
"An Ojibway Elder's tales of residential school, wartime service, First Nations politics and some experience with the Great Spirit."
$25.00 
 
Historical Plaques and Cairns in Bruce County  Historical Plaques and Cairns of Bruce County (Revised)
Bruce County Historical Society, edited by William Stewart
More than 200 pictures of plaques and cairns. Includes GPSr co-ordinates for each site.
$16
Coil bound, softcover
218 p
Financial support for the publication of this book was provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
 
Postcards of Bruce County  A Postcard History of Bruce County
Bruce County Historical Society, edited and designed by William Stewart
A lasting pictorial reminder of many locations, buildings, streetscapes and events that are no longer with us. Features postcards prior to 1948. All of the postcards are different from those in an earlier publication A Pictorial History of Bruce County.
$35.00
Hardcover, well-bound
300 glossy pages
Financial support for the publication of this book was provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
 
 
History of the County of Bruce The History of the County of Bruce
Norman Robertson
A comprehensive history of the county and its municipalities from the early beginnings to 1906.
$35.00
Hardcover
500 p
 
Surname Index of History of County of Bruce The History of the County of Bruce - Surname Index
Bruce County Historical Society
An index of people who are contained in the Robertson history.
$5.00
Softcover
35 p


 
History of County of Bruce Vol 2  The History of the County of Bruce Vol. 2
Norman McLeod
A continuation of the history of the county and the municipalities from 1906 to 1968.
$25.00
Hardcover
477 p

 
Historical Plaques and Cairns  Historical Plaques and Cairns of Bruce County
Bruce County Historical Society
A listing of plaques and cairns of the people, places and events which shaped the county's history. With pictures.
$10.00
Softcover
156 p

 
Pioneer Days At Guelph and Bruce
David Kennedy, Sr.
Written by an early pioneer of Saugeen in 1903. It contains excellent background information of the Southampton vicinity and the Saugeen River.
$16.00
Softcover
135 p

 
The Queen's Bush The Queen's Bush
Dr. Brown
An interesting account of early life along the Saugeen River including the county's first hanging.
$16.00
Softcover
295 p

 
Experiences of a Backwoods Preacher
Rev. Joseph H. Hilts
Recounts the hardships of a pioneer Methodist minister as he travelled he Queen's Bush roads for 30 years prior to 1893.
$20.00
Softcover
366 p

 
History of Port Elgin  The History of Port Elgin
Heather Robertson
This history was written in the 1970s. It is illustrated with over 60 photographs.
$10.00
Hardcover
56 p

 
From City to Trackless Forest From City Street to Trackless Forest
Marion McGillivray
The story of one of Brant Township's earliest pioneer women, Jane Smith, who left Paisley, Scotland to homestead in Walkerton 1849-1850. Suitable for the junior reader.
$10.00
Softcover
55 p
 
Pioneer Days on the Bruce Peninsula Pioneer Days on the Bruce Peninsula
Jack Hilditch
Jack Hilditch relates his experiences and writes about the folklore of the peninsula.
$8.00
Softcover
84 p

 
Alexander McNeill, A Political Life Alexander McNeill, A Political Life
Alan Bartley
A well documented account of the life of a Bruce Peninsula Member of Parliament. 1882-1901.
$10.00
Softcover
50 p

 
The Saddest Calamity  The Saddest Calamity: The Wreck of the Steamer J.H. Jones
Patrick Folkes
The story of the sinking of a steamer in Georgian Bay by Wiarton.
$10.00
Softcover
50 p
 
Critical Years
Critical Years: Bruce County Museum and Archives

Chris Paterson & Marion McGillivray
The history of Bruce County's Museum & archives from its inception.
$8.00
Softcover
66 p

 
Slippy Roads & Cattlebeasts Slippy Roads & Cattlebeasts
Graham MacDonald
A retired school superintendent/Presbyterian minister, Graham reminisces about his youth in a rural area near Lucknow.
$12.50
Coil bound, Softcover
 
Winning Essays from the Bruce County Millennium Essay Contest
Winning Essays from the Bruce County Millennium Essay Contest

Various
Lost in Time: The Early History of Glammis; In Search of David Milne; Women of Bruce County: 1850-1900; Entrance to the Bruce: The Point Clark Lighthouse.
$10.00
Softcover

 
Audentes A Family War Story  Audentes A Family War Story
Archie MacKinnon
The story of three brothers and a nursing sister from a Kincardine Township family and their participation in World War I.
$7.00
Coil bound, Softcover
46 p

 
Whippletree Tales  Whippletree Tales
Graham MacDonald
Reminiscences of rural life in the Thirties.
$12.50
Coil bound, Softcover
119 p

 
Misty Rain  Misty Rain
Graham MacDonald
An historical novel. A family lives through the Great Depression.
$12.50
Coil bound, Softcover
 
Experiences of John Stewart 'The Rebel'  The Experiences of John Stewart 'The Rebel'
compiled by Mary MacKay
John Stewart who later resided in Paisley was a participant in the 1837 Mackenzie's Rebellion.
$5.00
Coil bound, Softcover

 
The Rebel's Daughter  The Rebel's Daughter
Mary I. MacKay
Although this sequel to The Experiences of John Stewart 'The Rebel' is based on fact, the author has used her imagination in retelling how the role of John Stewart affected his daughter Jean.
$8.00
Coil bound, Softcover
62 p
 
Canadian Lighthouses from Goderich to Christian Island  Canadian Lighthouses from Goderich to Christian Island
Laura M. Gateman
This is an updated version of her original publication.
$14.00
Perfect bound, Softcover
96 p
 
Centennial Souvenir Book of Cargill  Centennial Souvenir Book of Cargill 1879 -  1999
A history of Cargill's industries, businesses and organizations written for the 1999 homecoming.
$10.00
Softcover
58 p
 
County of Bruce Directory County of Bruce Directory
County of Bruce 1867 Directory originally published by J.W.
Rooklidge. Reprinted in 2006 by Condor Fine Books.
$40.00
Hardcover
 
Gaelic in a Bruce County Tiree Settlement  Gaelic in a Bruce County Tiree Settlement
Archie MacKinnon
Relates the use of the Gaelic language in Kincardine Township when the author was growing up. Accompanying the book is a CD with examples of Gaelic music and poetry that Archie has collected in Scotland.
$20.00
Softcover, 8 1/2" x 11"
19 p
 
Uncle Rory - A Man Seeks His Destiny  Uncle Rory – A Man Seeks His Destiny
Graham MacDonald
A young man sets out on his own and makes his place in the lumbering industry.
$12.50
Coil bound, Softcover
221 p
 
Indices of the BCHS Yearbooks
Bill Stewart
An index of the society's yearbooks from 1967 to 2015. Divided into 3 groups: Subject; Name (Surname); and Authors.
$20.00
Softcover
210 p

 
  2017 Year Book
Historical Notes - Yearbook Edition

Out of Print - 1967, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2001.
1967-1991 $8.50
1992-2017 $9.50
See a subject index here.

 
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2015
2014 Yearbook
2014
2013 Yearbook 
2013
2012 Yearbook 
2012
2011 Yearbook
 2011
2010 Yearbook
 2010
2009 Yearbook
 2009
2008 Yearbook
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2007 Yearbook
 2007
2006 Yearbook
 2006
2005 Yearbook
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2004 Yearbook
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2003 Yearbook
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2002 yearbook
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2001 yearbook
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2000 Yearbook
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1999 Yearbook
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1998 Yearbook
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1997 Yearbook
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1996 Yearbook
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1995 Yearbook
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1994 Yearbook
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1993 Yearbook
1993 
1992 Yearbook
1992 out of print
1991 Yearbook
1991 out of print
 
1990 Yearbook
1990 out of print
1989 Yearbook
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1988 Yearbook
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1987 Yearbook
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1986 Yearbook
1986 
1985 Yearbook
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1984 Yearbook
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1983 Yearbook
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1982 Yearbook
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1981 Yearbook
1981
1980 Yearbook
1980 
1979 Yearbook
1979 out of print
1978 Yearbook
1978
1977 Yearbook
1977
1976 Yearbook
1976 out of print
1975 Yearbook
1975 
1974 Yearbook
1974 
1973 Yearbook
1973 out of print 
1972 Yearbook
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1971 Yearbook
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1970 Yearbook
1970 
1969 Yearbook
1969 
 1968 Yearbook
1968
1967 Yearbook 
1967 out of print


 
  Bruce County Historical Notes Newsletter Archive
PDF file BCHS Newsletter Vol. 49 No. 1 - April 2007 (PDF, 595 KB)
PDF file BCHS Newsletter Vol. 49 No. 2 - September 2007 (PDF, 597 KB)
PDF file BCHS Newsletter Vol. 52 No. 2 - August 2010 (PDF, 1.4 MB)