Contact Information

Office Phone 905-844-2695
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Primary Contact George Chisholm, President; Phone: 289 838-6428; Email:
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Agency Information

Description (Agency)

An organization whose mission is to collect, preserve and promote the historical heritage of the Town of Oakville

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1952
Funding Grants ; Donations ; Fees
Elections AGM March

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

The Society's building contains:

  • exhibit rooms 
  • archival storage 
  • library 
  • board room 
  • office space

  • operates the Merrick Thomas House Museum in Lakeside Park Merrick House
  • offers special days and events 
  • ghost walks offered in October 
  • conducts Historical Walking Tours of Old Oakville
  • conducts virtual tours
  • research and production of black and white historic building plaques 
  • sponsors Lorne Scots Oakville Army Cadet Corps
  • public asked to donate any papers or photographs of historical interest 
  • always a need for volunteers

Archives and office:

  • Tue and Thu 1 pm-4:30 pm and third Sun afternoon of each month
  • call for appointment
  • walking tours 
  • Ghost Walks in the fall
Areas Served Oakville
Eligibility Anyone interested in preserving and promoting Oakville history

Call or visit

Languages English ; French
Fees Membership ; Admission - tours ; Fee assistance available.

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
110 King St
Oakville, ON L6J 1B1
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Intersection Navy St and Lakeshore Rd E
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Anyone using a wheelchair would require assistance to get in and out of the building ; Once inside the building, it's all one floor. The washroom has a grab bar but doesn't meet the official definition because the door isn't wide enough (not 42") and the basin is not the type that provides easy use. There are two entrances normally used, both have steps and are less than 42" wide. There is one exterior double door which has a low (2") threshold. The paths to get to the doors are either fine gravel or natural stone.

Agency Overview

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