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Arthur and Area Historical Society

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Primary Contact John Walsh, Director; Phone: 519-848-3015
Alternate Contact Gail Donald, President; Phone: 519-848-3069
Description (Site) Meetings held at Arthur and District Chamber of Commerce Office, Historical Rooms
Located In Community Arthur
Address & Map
Arthur and District Chamber of Commerce
146 George St
Arthur, ON N0G 1A0
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Intersection George St and Frederick St.
Mailing Address PO Box 41 
Arthur, ON N0G 1A0
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Organization for individuals with an interest in local, Canadian and general history, and research into family history.
Description (Service) Meetings are held monthly and brief historical tours are provided by members of the group. Books on local history are available for sale and for research. 
Meetings include presentations on subjects of local and broad historical interest, as well as insight into community groups and businesses. Special military exhibits reflect the village's designation as Canada's Most Patriotic Village.
Hours Regular hours Wed 1 pm-3 pm, or by appointment with contacts 
Historical Society meetings: third Tue of the month 7:30 pm, Sep-Jun  
Brief tours of historical rooms Wed 1 pm-3 pm 
General meeting in Jan: two-year terms 
Meetings: last Tue of the month 7:30 pm-9 pm, Sep-Jun
Areas Served Ontario ; out of Province, out of County research
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Assistance with research on the area or on family histories provided through appointments with contacts, e-mail inquiries or during regular hours
Languages English
Fees Membership - $5 annually
Time-Limited Events Culture Days in Wellington North * Displays at Fall Fair * Business Fairs
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2003
Funding Grants ; Donations ; Sales of books
Print Material Books: Memories of Arthur and Area - 3 Vols; 
2017 - Canada 150 Project, Book: Arthur and Area Veterans of World War I and World War II; 
Various township, county, church, personal histories; atlases; cemetery books; school yearbooks; periodicals; and other resources
Service Categories Social Sciences Clubs/Societies