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Book Fair - Save the date!

Our 25th Annual Book Fair will be on Saturday, November 7, 2015. This year our theme is Genealogy and we will have a special guest speaker, Ruth Blair of Blair Archival Research.

Click here to see the poster
Click here for list of vendors
Click here for  seminar information .

 Vendors - pay for your tables via PayPal /credit card.
After June 30, 2015, the cost per table is $30.75




Upcoming Events of Interest






We are coming home - sometime!

 Please telephone or email before visiting us to ensure that someone will be available. Remember that effective Friday June 19, 2015 the Archives will no longer be open on Fridays.

 Updated October 6, 2015: Our move is delayed again and although we do not have a move date, it will likely be sometime in early November.  Check out some photos here.

October meeting

Since our October meeting is the night before Halloween, it is only fitting that our topic be somewhat macabre. We are very pleased to welcome Nancy McLeod as our presenter for The Victorian Medical Show. Retired registered nurse Nancy MacLeod has collected more than 200 pieces of 19th-century medical memorabilia.  Dressed in period costume she re-enacts the part of a “medical practitioner” of that era. Using audience members as “patients,” she “treats” their various ailments by bloodletting, amputation and the like.  Please join us for what promises to be a fun evening!

 Friday October 30th, 2015

8:00 pm

St. James United Church
Fellowship Hall
306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown


Free admission - all are welcome!




 Several of our local history publications are out of print. However, we have scanned some of them and they are now available on a CD. These include "Millgrove through the years" and "... and they came to East Flamborough".  We also have copies of  "Into the Cauldron: The Experiences of a CEF Infantry Officer During the Great War" , edited by Steven E. Sawell.  Please check our publications page for more information. Some titles have a link to excerpts from the book, to give you a better idea of what is in it.


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Please help.

We are raising funds for the 'Move Back to Waterdown'. The Archives and the Society office will be in the new Waterdown Library and Community Centre building and we need funds for new furniture and moving expenses. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $25.00 or more.




We need your help

The Flamborough Archives is working on three projects and we are asking for your help .

The first is a planned book on the history behind the names of communities that exist, or did exist at one time, in Flamborough.

The second project is a compilation of the businesses in Flamborough, with an emphasis on Waterdown, from around 1850 onwards. 

The third project is an inventory of street names in Waterdown, and the history behind the name.

We are looking for any material which would help with this research - photos, stories, advertisements or flyers etc. We would be happy to scan your original photos if you don't want to part with them.

If you have ANYTHING that can help, please contact the Archives at (905) 540-5161 or flamarch@hpl.ca






Our temporary home

The Archives old location at the Flamborough Municiple Services building at 163 Dundas Street East has been torn down to make way for the New Waterdown Library (& Archives).

We have now reopened at our temporary location on the 4th Floor of the Hamilton Library Central Branch.

The Hamilton Library Central Branch is located at 55 York Blvd in downtown Hamilton.

Click here to see our new setup!