King Township Historical Society

Registered Name: KING TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Business Number: 118982636RR0001

Our goals and objectives are:

  • To encourage research into the history of King Township
  • To secure and preserve an accurate account of the progress and development of the Township
  • To promote public interest in the history of King Township

Over the decades, KTHS members have been actively engaged in preservation and restoration of King's heritage such as the King Railway station, the King Christian Church, the Lloydtown Pioneer Cemetery, the Lloydtown cairn aswell as the signage and plaque for the Toronto Carrying Place trail.

The King Township Museum was also an early project with the cooperation of The Township of King; the Society now values the museum as a centre for the township's heritage and cultural activities.

Our regular public meetings feature entertaining and educational presentations that enhance the community's knowledge of the township's history and how King's past reflected the larger scope of provincial and national development. Research into one-room schools is a continuing project. We are proud of our new website About KTHS - the extensive work of Ken Carter.

On the same list of successful projects is the recent re-publication of Elizabeth Gillham's "Album of Oldies." In 2000, the Society initiated the King Township Archives Project and two years later forming its present partnership with the King Township Public Library which now accommodates the King Township Archives in the King City branch. In 2005, the Archives partnership between the KTHS and the King Township Public Library won the Dorothy Duncan Award for contribution to preservation of the history of its region, presented at the Ontario Historical Society's AGM. This fledgling institution has since become a thriving information resource. With the establishment of the this website we hope to continue what was started in 1972 and to be better able to promote and achieve our Society's stated goals in the future.

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