Photo: Jane Beecroft, Community History Project (CHP), is seen here with her cousin Doug Beecroft, Legislative Counsel, Government of Ontario...
What We Do
Preserving, promoting, and protecting
Founded in 1888, The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history.
The OHS has a provincial mandate, but its headquarters is located at the historic John McKenzie House (built 1913) in Willowdale, Ontario. John McKenzie House, and its adjacent stables and milk-house are all designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.
The OHS is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, and is supported by and supports its vast network of member individuals, organizations and institutions, including the OHS’s 350+ affiliated societies.
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Most recent articles from our blog
The Society’s 133rd Annual General Meeting was a great success, with members joining from across the province. After the business...
Prestigious Provincial Heritage Award Presented to the OHS for “Digitization and Sharing of Ontario History Journal Archive” The Ontario Historical...