29th Annual Book Fair

When: October 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0, Canada

At this year’s Book Fair, we will be welcoming local authors, heritage groups and other vendors. This Book Fair is the major fund raising event of the year for WEFHS so you are encouraged to[…]

Lights, Camera, Archives

When: January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0, Canada

Ontario Archives outreach officer Danielle Manning presents historical film clips from their collection, including a rare look at films produced by provincial government ministries between the 1920s and 1980s. All welcome, no charge, free parking,[…]

British War Brides – the settlement issues the brides faced by Chelsea Barranger

When: November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0, Canada

Chelsea is a 4th year PhD candidate at McMaster University.  Her dissertation focuses on the postwar settlement and adaptation of British war brides in Ontario and Quebec. From 1942 to 1946 some 48,000 war brides[…]

Motorcycles in the Canadian Military with Bob Thomas

When: September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St N, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0, Canada

Bob is a retired Canadian Forces Veteran.  As a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Bob dedicates himself to supporting veterans; particularly those of the Canadian Provost Corps.  He is a Charter member of[…]

28th Annual Book Fair – Meet Local Authors

When: October 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0, Canada

Again this year, the society has invited many local authors to come to discuss and sign their books. Other vendors will be selling original drawings and classic comic books. Come out and support your local[…]

Library Talks – Quirky Waterdown

When: October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Waterdown Library, 163 Dundas St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7, Canada

The Flamborough Archives Archivist, Lyn Lunsted will being giving a talk at the Waterdown Library on quirky stories of Waterdown’s past.

Guided Fire Walk with the Waterdown BIA

When: November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Downtown Waterdown

Learn about fires that devastated Waterdown Village. Meet at the True North Gallery parking lot on Griffin Street (close to where the great fire began) for a fun, family walk that follows the path of[…]

History Tour Pub Walk with the Watedown BIA

When: October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Downtown Waterdown

Take a guided history tour through the Village of Waterdown to learn how the town developed around our storied pubs. Presented in partnership with the Flamborough Heritage Society. Starts at 5 & Mill – The[…]

27th Annual Book Fair

When: November 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0, Canada

Again this year, the society has invited many local authors to come to discuss and sign their books. Other vendors will be selling original drawings and classic comic books. Come out and support your local[…]

The History of Millgrove – Ray Cummins – April Public Meeting

When: April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0, Canada

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a presentation on the History of Millgrove by Ray Cummins. A well known local historian, Ray will tell the story of how his direct descendent of Daniel[…]