Burlington Historical Society

Site: Mailing Address

Record #: BTN1023
Last Full Update: 08 Feb 2024

Contact Information

E-Mail info@burlingtonhistorical.ca
Website burlingtonhistorical.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram
Primary Contact Don Thorpe, President; Email: ddthorpe10@gmail.com
Alternate Contact Patricia Taylor, Executive Committee Secretary; Email: pattaylor2085@gmail.com
Contact Form burlingtonhistorical.ca/contact-us/

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

Nonprofit historical society that is an affiliated member of the Ontario Historical Society

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1960
Funding Donations
Elections Annually in January

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Preserves and shares Burlington’s past for the enjoyment and education of the community, making history accessible and relevant for today while nurturing interest in future generations

  • co-operates with local authorities and other organizations in ensuring the preservation of documents, relics, buildings, etc. of historical interest or value
  • produces publications and other materials that describe aspects of local history

The Archives are the central repository of Burlington’s historical documents dating back to 1780

  • housed in the Burlington History Room, 2nd floor of Burlington Public Library's Central Branch
  • includes photographs, postcards, maps, census reports, and others
  • many items have been digitized and may be viewed online
  • managed by volunteer archivists
  • accessible to the public when volunteer archivist is present (appointments are recommended) 
  • open to the general public for research and have been instrumental in securing reference material for several publications on local history

General meetings, Sep-Nov and Jan-May: second Mon of the month, 7 pm in Centennial Hall at Burlington Public Library's Central Branch

Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions

Contact for information

Languages English
Fees Membership - adult, senior or family

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington Public Library, Central Branch (meeting and Archives location)
2331 New St
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4
Intersection Guelph Line and New St
Mailing Address PO Box 93164 
1450 Headon Rd 
Burlington, ON L7M 4A3
Physical Access Fully Accessible - meeting location

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture
HCSD Sub Heading Historic Preservation ; Museums & Historical Societies
Service Categories Archives ; Historic Preservation ; Historical Societies