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Port Hope and District Historical Society

Our Vision   To keep alive and bring to life, for young and old, and to preserve for generations to come, the History and Heritage of our Region [the township of HOPE and the town of Port Hope, Ontario] through meetings, lectures, displays, presentations and other functions and to involve other Heritage Groups as well as elementary, high school and university students in these activities. 

To maintain and operate Dorothy's House Museum as a display case of a workman's family and life-style in the mid 19th century.

Activities  As well as the monthly meetings (at right), we also have:   

For Grandparents & their Grandkids

It's important for us to share our stories with the upcoming generation, to preserve our personal and family heritage.
Please download our questionnaire as a starting point for telling your grandkids what it was like to be a kid
….back when!
Questionaire - When I was a kid - pdf version
Questionaire - When I was a kid - Word version

Then mail it in to us: PO Box 116, Port Hope, ON  L1A 3V9.
Or use the Word version, save it and email it back to us.

Memberships Available
Your membership is valid for the calendar 2016 year which covers from January to December
Single $15.00 per year
Couple $25.00 per year
Business $40.00 per year
Lifetime member $75.00 per person


Come Join Us

Make History Come Alive

Public meetings will be scheduled on basis of opportunity and when
needed. Such meetings will be held at the Ganaraska Conservation Authority Meeting Room, 2216 Hwy 28 North, Port Hope, ON

Everyone is welcome

Coming Events

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Heritage Fair -- 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at Lion's Centre, Thomas St., Port Hope
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Annual General Meeting [AGM]

Fundraiser 3-day Giant Yard Sale
Fri, Sat. Sun, June 24, 25, 26

More details and events

The Dorothy's House Museum has lots of activities

Download the
Dorothy House Museum
Brochure here.