BWG Local History Association

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association meets regularly at the Library. Membership is $10 per year for one person, $15 for a family membership. For information about the Association, contact Co-Chair: Jeane Blommaert at 795-456-1870 or The Local History Association will meet on the following dates in 2018 (at the Library Boardroom unless otherwise noted):

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • September 22
  • October 25
  • November 24
  • December 6/18 – Zima Room

The Association is selling copies of the two volume set Governor Simcoe Slept Here. These books tell the story of the churches, schools and hamlets and the many activities that characterized the lifestyle of West Gwillimbury in the past. The family stories – that might otherwise have been lost – are now documented. This compilation of local history research is available for purchase from the Library (ask at Borrower Services) or from Bill Marks (905-775-6179). The cost is $55.

The Association is currently fundraising for the restoration of the Auld Kirk. Make a donation to help maintain the building for future educational and religious events. Charitable receipts will be given for income tax purposes. No amount is too small. Contact Bill Marks at 905-775-6179.