Kelly Mathews, author of the acclaimed The Road to Marylake as well as Eaton Hall: Pride of King Township, has officially signed a contract to author a comprehensive history of King Township. Kelly served on the Board of the King Township Historical Society (KTHS) for several years, but stepped down from the Board earlier this year to focus on writing this book.
This is a legacy project, initiated by the Board of Directors on behalf of the KTHS in the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary, as an offering to the community to celebrate our roots. The book will cover, in detail, the story of our community – major events and overarching themes from the issuing of the first land grant in 1797 to the end of the Second World War. A prologue will discuss what is known about the pre-European settlement and the last chapter will summarize the dramatic changes since 1945. Of a budget of $65,000, the Society is contributing funds saved from previous donations, membership fees, and Christmas Concerts. And the Township has stepped forward with $25,000 from the Mayor’s Discretionary Fund made up of earnings from his annual golf tournament. Approval of the Township contribution was unanimous at King Council in early January.
Please consider a donation of $50, $100, $500 – any amount is appreciated as we look to reach our goal. Donations may be made by credit card by clicking on Donate Now on the top right of this page or by cheque payable to the King Township Historical Society and mailed to: King Heritage & Cultural Centre, 2920 King Road, King City, ON L7B 1L6.
If you give online, you will receive your tax receipt immediately. Please join us in meeting the mission of our Society through this exciting project.