Telephone # (519) 743-0271 ext. 252
Charitable # 119289064 RR0001
MissionThe Waterloo Historical Society fosters the recognition of our region's unique heritage and diligently encourages heritage preservation. The Waterloo Historical Society documents the history of Waterloo Region, including the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, along with the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.
Annual Volume Patronage ProgramSince the first annual volume was published in 1913, it has preserved the history of Waterloo Region with articles about people, places, buildings and activities, including the natural environment. The annual Volumes have been recognized as the most comprehensive source of historical information about Waterloo Region, receiving the Scadding Award for Excellence from the Ontario Historical Society in 1993. Content has evolved from two papers given at public meetings, to an average of 20 articles per volume of varying lengths accompanied by photographs, drawings, and maps. Submissions are accepted from anyone writing about Waterloo Region, whether or not they are Waterloo Historical Society members, professionals, or first-time writers. Standards are adhered to and the result is a very readable, interesting, and educational publication. The annual volumes are available for local history research at most libraries and archives through Waterloo Region, including high schools and universities. Earlier volumes can be accessed worldwide through the Waterloo Historical Society's website. A project is currently underway to create an online index of all the annual volumes so that researchers are quickly able to locate relevant articles and subject matter.
Donation ImpactThe funds donated by Volume Patrons allow the Waterloo Historical Society to continue publishing the annual volume in the professional manner that the community has come to expect and rely on in order to preserve the history of Waterloo Region.
Giving OpportunityThe Waterloo Historical Society seeks financial contributions for publishing the annual volume which is our largest ongoing expense. Contributions to this program enable the Waterloo Historical Society to continue publishing a quality volume, the only one of its kind in Waterloo Region. To acknowledge the gifts of our patrons, your name and recognition level will be published in the annual volume and online at the WHS website. The donor lists will be refreshed annually. The Waterloo Historical Society board of directors acknowledges and greatly appreciates your support. Patronage Levels of the Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume
- Friend: $100 - $199
- Partner: $200 - $499
- Benefactor: $500+