TAKE NOTE - 103 years ago!
Hydro Electric Power came to Wellesley Village on October 23, 1916. The minutes of the Police Village of Wellesley record that the power was "turned on at 3:20 o’clock ... at Baden power station by Engineer Castor & N. S. Fleischauer.
Street lights turned on officially at 8 PM same date by J. G. Reiner. Otttmans band dispersed music to large crowd of citizens followed by addresses by J. G. Reiner."
WTHHS Meetings and Minutes
Our next meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 25, 2019 in the Historical Room, upstairs at the library - 1137 Henry Street, Wellesley, N0B 2T0. There will be no meeting in December 2019.
Click here to read minutes of our past meetings.
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Online Donations - We do not charge for our research time, but if the information we provide is useful to you, please consider making a donation to our historical society through the Township of Wellesley's website.
New! Township Council History
We are working on a full list of the members of the Wellesley Township Council. We have also created a list of all the Wellesley councillors who served on the Waterloo County Council.
Waterloo County council has been well documented by Elizabeth Bloomfield and Linda Foster in their book "Waterloo County Councillors: A Collective Biography," (c) 1995 Caribou Imprints. The list of councillors and biographies posted here have been published with the kind permission of Dr. Bloomfield.
To access the list of Wellesley councillors who served on the Waterloo County Council, please click here.
Wellesley Women's Institute
The Wellesley Women's Institute was active from 1903-2008. We have created a new page for information about it. The earliest minutes are lost to us, but we do have the minute books from 1919-2008.
These records give a detailed account of issues facing the village in the post-World War I era, the Depression, World War II and beyond. They have been scanned and are available here.
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