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Heritage Links

It is our desire to create and maintain a page of links to other Heritage and Historical Societies in the greater Hamilton area. Gradually we hope to expand this into a more comprehensive list of links to web sites related to local historical sites, historical museums and sites of general heritage interest. Comments, corrections and suggestions concerning this material should be directed to The Webmaster.


Some General Links Related to Hamilton Mountain

Concession Street Business Improvement Area
The Mountain News
The Concession Street News

Heritage and Historical Society Links

The Ontario Historical Society is interested in historical projects throughout the province. Information concerning their activities and events, publications and membership as well as historical news from around the province can be found on their website at

It is of interest and value to note that many of the historical or heritage societies in the area produce newsletters and maintain web sites. These often contain interesting short articles on local history and also provide information about coming historical celebrations and presentations.

There is, of course, our own newsletter issued by the Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society. This publication, issued quarterly, has recently been named "Bailey's Bulletin" as a tribute to the late Dr. T. Melville Bailey, who was a founding member of our group. Highlights from this publication will be made available on this web site.

The Ancaster Township Historical Society has recently launched a new website that is both attractive and informative. It may be viewed at

The Burlington Historical Society publishes a newsletter and it also has a web site which can be viewed at

The Dundas Valley Historical Society also maintains a web site. Dundas Valley Historical Society.

The Friends of Auchmar which held its inaugural AGM in October 2012 has a website that highlights Auchmar and the activities of the group. Their website is at

The Grimsby Historical Society publishes a newsletter. The contact address for the Grimsby Historical Society is: P.O. Box 294, Grimsby, ON, L3M 4G5. To view their web site click on Grimsby Historical Society.

Hamilton-Wentworth Heritage Association You may visit their website at HWHA.

The Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society holds many of its meetings at the Football Hall of Fame. For information about the organization, details of their extensive roster of historical publications and news concerning their coming meetings you may visit their web site. Head of the Lake Historical Society

The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Hamilton Branch meets six times a year at St. Matthew on-the-Plains, 126 Plains Rd. E., Burlington. Meetings are at 7:30 pm on the 4th Thursday in February, March, April, October and November. They do outreach and have special events during the other months of the year. All are welcome to attend meetings. They maintain a web site at which includes historical material and information about their coming meetings.

The Waterdown-East Flamborough Historical Society. The Society has six public meetings per year. Meetings are held in St. James' United Church (Fellowship Hall) Parkside Drive, Waterdown. The contact e-mail for the society is: The Society maintains a website which includes interesting local history, information concerning coming meetings and access to the archived copies of the society's newsletter. To visit their website click on

The West Lincoln Historical Society maintains an attractive web site at Correspondence with this group may be e-mailed to:

There are two interesting pictorial Facebook pages maintained by Gary Evans who has produced an extensive series of historical pictorial publications relating to the Hamilton area. You may wish to check out Vanished Hamilton and Hamilton Historical Photos.

Links to Local Museums and Heritage Sites

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Battlefield House Museum The Battle of Stoney Creek National Historic Site.
Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Located at the Hamilton International Airport.
Doors Open Ontario
The Dundas Historical Museum
Dundurn Castle A virtual tour.
Fieldcote Memorial Museum and Park
Friends of the Eramosa Karst
Griffin House
Hamilton Children's Museum
Hamilton Mountain Website
Hamilton Military Museum
Hamilton Public Library - Local History and Archives
Historical Perceptions Robin McKee's historical cemetery tours.
HMCS Haida The historic naval ship HMCS Haida, a national historic site, is berthed in Hamilton and is open to the public.
McMaster Museum of Art
Museums of Burlington
Museum of Steam and Technology Located at 900 Woodward Avenue in Hamilton.
The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life
Westfield Heritage Village A step backwards into the past in Rockton, Ontario.
Whitehern Information and links related to the McQuesten family historic residence at 41 Jackson St. W., Hamilton.

Internet Resources for further Research on Hamilton

Hamilton - The City of Waterfalls Maps and photos relating to over 60 waterfalls in the Hamilton area.
The Educational Archives and Heritage Centre of Hamilton-Wentworth This is the archives of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and includes archival information for over 350 current and former public schools in the Hamilton area.
Hamilton Harbour 1826-1901 by Ivan S. Brookes The whole text of this unpublished manuscript, with illustrations, is available online.
The Hamilton & Scourge Project Two schooners of national historic interest that sank in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.
Hamilton Mountain Website ( This site serves as a hub for those seeking a Mountain heritage meeting place on the Internet.
Historical Hamilton Documenting Hamilton's architectural history through photography.
Lynden United Cemetery, Ancaster Twp, Wentworth County A listing of the burials in this cemetery which was established in 1895.
The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid A database of over 2 million interments in Ontario. Search by name for location of burial.
Ontario Genealogical Society: Hamilton Branch
Vintage Postcards of Hamilton
The Wentworth County Genealogy Source Page.

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