The S.C.H.A. is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated
to the preservation, appreciation, and dissemination of the
history and heritage of Simcoe County.
Originally organized in 1891 as The Simcoe County Pioneer
and Historical Society, we have undergone several name
changes. In 1971, we reorganized to become Simcoe County Historical
Association. We have always operated under the Charter of
the Ontario Historical Society.
We also enjoy the encouragement and the financial support
of Simcoe County Council and the Government of
Ontario, through various ministries.
Our Executive, elected each year in May, meets regularly
at least nine times a year. Our Board of Directors, which
is made up of representatives of the various Historical Societies
of the County as well as Directors at Large also meets regularly.
The Chairmen of our various Standing Committees are either
drawn from the Board of Directors or become Directors as long
as they hold office.
Membership in our organization is open to all who embrace
our objectives for an annual fee of $12.00 or $15 for a couple
The annual Institutional Membership fee for Historical Societies
and Heritage Organizations is $12.00 Institutional memberships
include a seat on our Board of Directors. Among other benefits,
all members enjoy our quarterly publication "News and
Our present activities include open public meetings where
information about current activities of the Historical Societies
is shared and the efforts of learned speakers are enjoyed.
We have erected many Historic Plaques to commemorate events
and locations. We have reprinted certain valuable but out-of-print
We hope to assist by fund matching a variety of worthy projects
initiated by other local Historical Societies. We seek particularly
to assist in all ways the many Historical Societies in our
County who are so actively furthering the causes of their
own local history.
We have until recently been active in selling history books.
We have come to believe that the gift shops of our many Museums
in the County as well the commercial Book Stores are adequately
meeting this ongoing need. We will continue to maintain a
bibliography of books related to the history and heritage
of Simcoe County, in print or otherwise on this website.
The S.C.H.A. is a dynamic organization. We are always looking
for new ways of "PRESERVING
THE PAST IN THE PRESENT FOR THE FUTURE".
Please join the S.C.H.A. by
contacting Earl Elliott, Membership Chair by phone: 705-734-9808
or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org