What's New at the Flamborough Heritage Society & Archives

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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  seminar information .

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Vendor Tables

Upcoming Events of Interest

George Hamilton Day Celebration
Monday August 3, 2015, 11:00 - 1:00.
Canadian Football Hall lof Fame,
58 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Honouring "Rapid" Ray Lewis. Entertainment and refreshments






We are coming home - sometime!

 Due to the uncertainty of our summer volunteer schedule, the Archives may or may not be open every day in August. 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 Wednesday July 27, 2015: Our move is delayed again and although we do not have a move date, it will likely be sometime in early October.  Check out some photos here.

September meeting

Gary Evans, a local researcher and publisher, will speak on his latest book 'Memories of the Beach Strip'.  This strip of land has been a special place for people in Hamilton, Burlington and beyond for decades. It was a special place to watch the ships sail into the harbour, and one of the best places anywhere to hear the music of some of the world's best entertainers. It was a place to fish and to hunt, and a place to play. But foremost, it was a beach.

Our September meeting will be held

Friday September 25th, 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






New Publication!

Irish Nicholson Families in Wentworth County


WEFHS Annual Report 2012 - 2013

The Flamborough Archives has Moved!

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!