Arthur and Area Historical Society
|Record #: GUE0460||Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021||Last Full Update: 03 Dec 2020|
|Primary Contact||John Walsh, Director; Phone: 519-848-3015|
|Alternate Contact||Gail Donald, President; Phone: 519-848-3069|
|Description (Site)||Meetings and visiting hours are held at the Historical Rooms in the Arthur and District Chamber of Commerce Building|
|Located In Community||Arthur|
|Address & Map|
|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 and organizations with an interest in local, Canadian and general history, and research into family history.|
|Description (Service)||COVID-19 Update: As of Mar 2020, monthly meetings and tours are suspended until further notice. Books on local history are available for sale at Walsh's Pharmacy and Arthur Cash and Carry.
In normal circumstances, 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||COVID-19: For the duration of Public Health restrictions, all meetings, tours and Wed afternoon openings are suspended and the Historical Rooms are closed.|
|Areas Served||Ontario ; out of Province, out of County research|
|Application||During the COVID-19 pandemic, assistance with research on the area or on family histories provided through appointments with contacts or during regular hours is not available.
E-mail or telephone research inquiries are still welcome and will be fulfilled where possible.
|Fees||Membership - $5 annually|
|Time-Limited Events||Culture Days in Wellington North * Displays at Fall Fair * Business Fairs|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|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|