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IHS Annual General Meeting - February 20, 2021 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Innisfil Historical Society will take place Saturday February 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. virtually over Zoom. All are welcome to attend.

2020 Financial Statements are available in the February 2021 Newsletter.

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Thank A Frontline Worker Image of four greeting cards featuring photos of historical Innisfil

Have you been looking for a way to thank Innisfil's frontline workers personally, but aren't sure how? You can visit www.innisfilidealab.ca/thankyou to order a set of historical Innisfil greeting cards, which can be picked up from the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library through curbside pickup. Just

Celebrating Innisfil's Bicentennial! Image of a utility box featuring the Celebrate Innisfil 200 logo and an image of the Alcona Garage

By now you've heard that 2020 marks two hundred years since the Town of Innisfil was first surveyed. Unfortunately, the arrival of the Covid-19 Pandemic has changed some plans for how we all would have liked to celebrate this occasion, but it also has pushed us to find new and unexpected ways to

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

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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