Curator Job Posting!
The Township of Wellesley is hiring to fill the position of part-time curator of the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society. If you would like to join this dynamic team of volunteers, click here to view the job description and details. The deadline is March 31, 2023. Don't be late!
Historic Dewar Bridge Plaque Unveiling - May 6, 2023
We will be unveiling a plaque on Bridge #5 - Dewar Bridge, on May 6, 2023. The bridge has recently been rebuilt, but we are celebrating the old bridge which was one the earliest rigid frame bridges in Wellesley Township. It was more elaborate than most, with engravings on four of the railings listing the people involved in the bridge’s construction. It was a public works project, built with relief labour during the Depression, opened in 1934.
Please plan to attend and check this space for more details of our event!
Six Historic Entrepreneurs of Heidelberg
Creators of a "Golden Age" in Heidelberg
Six historic entrepreneurs of Heidelberg were elected to the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame on April 24, 2022. Information about the following entrepreneurs has now been added to the Ken Seiling Waterloo Regional Museum Hall of Fame webpage. Click here to read more.
Henry N. Huehn (1853-1934) -
John Wesley Huehnergard (1861-1945)
Charles Kreutziger (1844-1927)
Valentine Otterbein (1836-1908)
WTHHS Historical Room
Our Historical Room is open on the last Saturday of every month except December,
from 10 am - 1 pm
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WTHHS Meetings and Minutes
Our Meetings in 2023 will be held by Zoom at 2 pm on the following days:
Please join us! Our membership form is here.
View Our Virtual Exhibits
Can't get to our Historical Room when it's open? View our virtual exhibits here.
Search our Digital Collection
We have completed the scanning of original documents relating to the Township of Wellesley. We now have about 12,000 pages of new material organized and available on our site. They include minutes of various groups from 1866 to 1965, plus Tax Assessment Rolls from 1854 to 1889.
Check it out here!
Read what our researchers say!
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