Join the SCHS General Meeting on Wednesday February 7th at 7 pm
Topic: Finding the Franklin Ships by Parks Canada
Join us at the Stoney Creek Municipal Centre 777 Highway #8 in the former Council Chambers at 7 pm
COST: Free to SCHS Members/ $2 for Non-Members
“In 1845, explorer Sir John Franklin set sail from England with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic. The ships and crews vanished and dozens of search expeditions set sail to try to find them.
A breakthrough was made in September 2014 when an expedition led by Parks Canada discovered the wreck of HMS Erebus, in the south of King William Island in Nunavut. A second breakthrough happened in September 2016, when HMS Terror was found in Terror Bay, further north. These expeditions brought together the Government of Canada as well as public, private and non-profit organizations. The use of state-of-the-art technology, Inuit knowledge and oral testimony made these historic discoveries possible.”
Upcoming SCHS Speakers and Events include:
Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at 7 pm
Topic: The Franklin Expedition
Speaker: Jonathan Moore, Senior Underwater Archaeologist with Parks Canada
The discovery of the long lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, the HMS Terror, in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay challenges the accepted history behind one of polar exploration’s deepest mysteries.
Wednesday March 7th, 2018 at 7 pm
Topic: Stoney Creek Little League 1965
Speaker: Brad Ackles
The year Stoney Creek became famous in USA Little League Baseball.
Wednesday April 4th, 2018 at 7 pm
Topic: The Shaver Family History
Speaker: Heather Ford
A descendant of the Shaver family in Ancaster tells the story of the pioneer family
Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 at 7 pm
Topic: My Historian
Speaker: Dr. Dustin Galer
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of the book “Saltfleet High School 1927-2017 – Then and Now” have been SOLD OUT!
Recent SCHS Events include:
June, 2017 at 10 am
Janes Walk – Olde Town Stoney Creek with the Historical Society President
Settled in the 1700s, Olde Town Stoney Creek has hundreds of years of secrets to tell. Stoney Creek Historical Society President Greg Armstrong, and his son, Urban Planner Matt Armstrong, tour the former village of Stoney Creek.
During the walk, we passed by historic homes, heritage sites, ghost bowling alleys and grocery stores, and learned a little more about early residents. Greg also pointed out some recently designated historic sites that are now protected for future generations.
More Info: Stoney Creek Janes Walk
Please visit our Speakers & Events page to see all upcoming SCHS Events.
A Message from our President
On behalf of the Stoney Creek Historical Society (SCHS), I welcome you to our web site.
We exist to capture and preserve the history of Stoney Creek for current and future generations.
I am very proud of what we have accomplished to date, but there is more to do.
Please have a good look at the various tabs that we have established. We welcome your thoughts and comments.
We have an exceptional Reference Library and Archive. Our volunteers have gathered a number of historic documents, records, and photos, and will assist you if you wish to make a donation. Our continuing appreciation to Councillor Maria Pearson who was instrumental in acquiring our current Reference Library and Archive location.
We have monthly meetings, each with a dynamic speaker and an engaging topic.
Admission $2.00 for non-members and refreshments follow.
My thanks to our members and corporate sponsors for their ongoing support.
Do join us. I know that you’ll be glad that you did.
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (September to May) in the former City of Stoney Creek Council Chambers, at 777 #8 Highway.
REFERENCE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
Our Library and Archives are located at 605 Highway #8 (between Fruitland Road and DeWitt Road) and is open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
New Additional Hours: 1st Saturday of the month 9 am-12 noon
For those unable to come during our regular hours, it is possible to make arrangements to meet with us at a time that is mutually convenient. Please contact our Archives at email@example.com to make an appointment.