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The 2015 Heritage Calendar is now available. Click here for info.

February 2015  Meeting

Please join us for our next monthly meeting.

Rob Flosman is the man behind  the Waterdown District High School Museum.  The museum program  gives history students a unique, hands-on opportunity to co-ordinate new installations each year. The hope is that students will get a new perspective on Canadian history .

In 2013 Rob's grade 11 Genocide class hosted the Dutch Resistance and Propaganda museum from New York City.  The museum was embraced by the school and community.  The students acted as docents and guided student groups and community members  through this once in a life time exhibition  This was the first time a school had ever hosted this exhibit and the first time it had left the Anne Frank Centre and the United States.  The value of this opportunity rested on the students, who were tasked with learning the stories behind these works of art so that they could serve as docents to middle school and community groups.  Each student had “ownership” of one piece of art or propaganda.  They researched their piece and became experts to over 1000 guests who viewed the exhibit.  Rob's class also created a community museum that went along with the exhibit that was filled with items that were donated from student families and the community. It took the students 3 weeks to research, prepare, and set up the classroom to make it a first class museum. 
In June 2014, a permanent museum was opened at the school  with the display  “Canada at War”. Several unique pieces were loaned for the exhibit by local veterans as well as the Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum and the McCrae House Museum

In October 2014, the Waterdown District High School museum  showcased an exciting new exhibit to kick off a new year.  The museum  hosted the Operation Bernhard exhibit from Chicago, featuring forged British pounds.
Rob  spoke at the (Re)making Confederation: (Re) Imagining Canada conference in Charlottetown, PEI on Nov. 21-22, 2014 and this talk will be the basis of his presentation .

Friday February 27th, 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!