WELCOME! The Bayfield Historical
Society in the Village of Bayfield, Ontario, is dedicated to recording
and preserving our rich historical legacy for future generations. The
Historical Society discovers, collects, classifies, publishes and
presents materials concerning the history of Bayfield and its people.
The next instalment of the Speakers series will be on May 27th
Our next event will be the 13th Annual Collector Show and Exhibition to be held at the Bayfield Community Centre on Apr 20th and 21st, from 10 am to 5 pm each day featuring a live auction of local food products which is sure to be a big draw.
The live auction will immediately follow the Opening Ceremony at 1:30 pm on the Saturday. MP Ben Lobb will serve as auctioneer. Over thirty locally produced food items have been generously donated by local producers and merchants for the auction.
The exhibition will feature an assortment of collections from around South Western Ontario. The show has become known as the largest and best-attended collectors exhibition in South Western Ontario. As one collector noted last year, â€śYou rarely find such a fun, crazy, obsessive, eclectic group of people in one place at one time.â€ť There is something of interest for youngsters and adults alike.
There will be a silent auction with over 100 items donated by local merchants and friends of the BHS including a vintage 1953 girlâ€™s CCM bike. Check the window at The Archives Room on Main Street for more items.
Tim Saunders, local antiques expert, will offer his ever-popular Antiques Appraisal Service to assess the provenance and value of peopleâ€™s treasures.
BHS greatly appreciates the support of 12 sponsors who have generously made financial donations to help defray the costs of putting on the event. They are listed in the window display at the archives.
Net proceeds from the event will go to fund the expansion of the BHS Archives into the old library space on Main Street and to the restoration of the Helen MacLeod II.
Reminder: 2013 memberships will be available at the show or contact Bud or Pat Langley at 519 565-2894 or email@example.com
Helen MacLeod ll:
The Archives Room,
The Archives Room, established in 1977 is housed in a historic clapboard building that was built in 1893. It originally served as a furniture/undertaker’s business. In 1929, it operated as a grocery store and in the 1940’s, local fishermen used it to build, repair and store their nets.
In 1964, Dorothy and Harold Ormand purchased and donated the building for the community. It was moved to its present location at 20 Main Street North in Bayfield in 1977. It is open May to November, Wednesday and Saturdays: 1-5PM
The Bayfield Archive’s mandate is to collect, record and preserve local history. Collections include photos, postcards, genealogy, cemetery records, maps and assessment rolls for research
The Bayfield Historical Society is registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) as a charitable corporation. The Society issues tax receipts in line with Canadian Taxation guidelines for donations, gifts and bequests of money, material assets and property according to the conditions made by the donor. You can help support the activities of the Historical society with your generous donations.