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2020 Historical Review - Now Available for Purchase! Aerial view of Innisfil on Lake Simcoe

The story of Innisfil began in 1820 with the official survey that laid out the boundaries and concessions. Since then many things have happened. The first historical review was published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the municipality in 1951, with supplements being published in 1967

Sharing Our Stories: Covid-19 James and Helen Blain reading newspapers in 1919

As we here in Innisfil and across the world are now well aware, we are facing a global pandemic in the form of Covid-19, a novel coronavirus. While the virus itself is not without some precedent, these are certainly unprecedented times and as a result we can be certain that the next steps we

Cancelled: March 21 Meeting of the IHS Pigeon in flight

Please be advised that the upcoming meeting of the Innisfil Historical Society scheduled for Saturday March 21, 2020 has been cancelled due to the current outbreak of Covid-19. We hope to have speaker Mario Rae, President of the Borden Pigeon Racing Club of Innisfil, return at a later time to

Family Day @ Knock School - February 17

Innisfil is turning 200 this year, and what better way to bring the family together an unplug from the present than to learn a lost skill!

Sew a button, polish a shoe, perfect your calligraphy - the Innisfil Historical Society will help you kick off Ontario Heritage Week by reconnecting

Innisfil Historical Society Guest Speaker: Rosemary Edwards Photo of men standing on a threshing machine in 1935

The Innisfil Historical Society welcomes you to their next meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knock School Heritage Site on 7756 10th Sideroad.

Special guest speaker Rosemary Edwards will talk about the history of her family farm in

Innisfil Review 2020

 

UPDATE: The 2020 Historical Review is NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order! Information on how to order as well as an order form can be found here:

2020 Historical Review Order Form


Tell Your Innisfil Story!                    

Innisfil Historical Society is currently looking for public involvement in its newest book project, entitled Innisfil Review 2020.

We are actively seeking stories about families, businesses, sports clubs, and organizations—anything relating to Innisfil and the people who live here.

Whether you are new to the community or have been here for decades, we would like to hear from you, so your story can become part of the updated history of Innisfil. 

Knock School and Historic Plaque

BACKGROUND

The first historical review was published in 1951, followed by supplements in 1967 and 1984. In addition to these, the historical society has published several books about our municipality, including Farms of Innisfil and Innisfil Veterans.

GOALS

This new edition of Innisfil's history, to be published in 2020, will have two goals:

1. to tell the story of Innisfil from where the last volume left off to the present day, and 

2. to tell stories that were not included in previous editions or related publications. 

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

If we hope to be successful with these two goals, we require the input of all of our citizens. We need to hear from you. 

This new edition will cover the 1980s, ’90s, and the new century, which have been decades of great change for our town. It will also fill in the blanks from previous volumes. 

We ask that you take some time and share your family's story, your business story, the story of your 90-year-old neighbour, or a special interest story. 

Guideline topics and questions are available upon request. If you require writing assistance or an interview, we can provide it. Simply call Donna at 705 436-2578.

Please send your stories and pictures to info@innisfilhistorical.ca, or if that is not possible, mail them to: Innisfil Historical Society, PO Box 7176, Innisfil, ON, L9S 1A9

Our team of volunteers will be responsible for all editing and the final product. 


GUIDES

If you are interested in submitting a piece for this project, please consider using the following links to guide you through the process:

Local Business

Clubs and Organizations

Family Histories

Citizens Aged 90+

 

Chantler's General Store, Stroud 1930

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