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Preserving the Past for the Future.

Historical Education and Preservation – Genealogical Research – Community Engagement

Welcome to The Cloyne and District Historical Society. We are a not-for-profit, charitable, volunteer organization whose mission is to preserve and record the history of the local area and to share that knowledge with our community. Our catchment area is the Highway 41 corridor from Kaladar in the south to Denbigh,Griffith and, Matawatchan in the north, as well as Flinton to the west and Harlowe to the east.

Pioneer Museum

Archives

Historical Society

Our collections, both in artifacts and documents, reflect the history of this area beginning from settlement times in the 1850s, with emphasis on pioneer life, mining, logging, and tourism along the Addington Colonization Road. With its unique development across county lines, its challenging terrain and its determination to remain viable, this community has generated its own lore, traditions, and legends. In recent years, the addition of an Archives has meant that family histories, photos, land deeds and other paper documents are available for genealogical researchers.

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Look Deeper Into Our Digital Archives

Flickr – This is our main photo site with over 2,150 photos, documents, maps and videos.
Facebook and Instagram – Keep informed about our latest events and blog posts.
YouTube – Check out our video archives.
Flickr Cemeteries – A digital archive of our local cemeteries, 1,840 + photos

New! Looking Back Driving Tour Is Now Available In Our Bookstore!

Just released, “Looking Back” is a journey in time from the building of Highway #41 in 1933 to the present. Travel along with a booklet that is packed with photos and stories of the people who owned businesses along the way. “Looking Back” is available at the Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives for $8.00.    The museum is open from 10AM to 4PM  every day of the week in the summer.

 

Looking Back Driving Tour

Our Blog – Featuring Our Latest News, Events, and Items of Interest

For Sale – Cottage on Mazinaw Lake $5775 (in 1969)

For Sale – Cottage on Mazinaw Lake $5775 (in 1969)

In his 1969 listing brochure, John Savigny offered a cottage on Mazinaw Lake for $5775. A large home in Denbigh with five bedrooms was offered for $5500. The North Frontenac Golf Course was for sale at an undisclosed price. You could be the happy owner of 100 acres of property near Hill Lake for only $2000. 

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2024 Spring Newsletter 'The Pioneer Times' now online!

In the Spring 2024 edition of the Pioneer Times, you will find the Treasurer’s report and the full program for the upcoming 2024 Speakers’ Forum. Margaret Axford has a new book published on the history of Bon Echo. Eileen Flieler shares the history of the S.S.#8 Barrie School. Plus, you will find an interesting history of Spencer’s Store in Cloyne and an interview with Rachael Spencer about living during the Depression.

CDHS Pioneer Times Spring 2024 Cover-468x604

2024 Spring Newsletter 'The Pioneer Times' now online!

In the Spring 2024 edition of the Pioneer Times, you will find the Treasurer’s report and the full program for the upcoming 2024 Speakers’ Forum. Margaret Axford has a new book published on the history of Bon Echo. Eileen Flieler shares the history of the S.S.#8 Barrie School. Plus, you will find an interesting history of Spencer’s Store in Cloyne and an interview with Rachael Spencer about living during the Depression.

CDHS Invites You To Join Us!

Membership allows you to take full advantage of what the Society and Museum have to offer. Members are eligible to vote at all general meetings including the AGM and to run for a position on the Board of Directors. The annual fee is only $10.00 per person.  Sign up today to learn and share our history!

CDHS Invites You To Join Us!

Membership allows you to take full advantage of what the Society and Museum have to offer. Members are eligible to vote at all general meetings including the AGM and to run for a position on the Board of Directors. The annual fee is only $10.00 per person.  Sign up today to learn and share our history!