“There is something about the situation of Marmora that leads one to seriously reflect that the Creator would be somewhat disappointed if man had not built it here.” 
- Editor  Marmora Herald, 1924


For over thirty years, the Marmora Historical Foundation has been a part of our community. We thank our curator, Cathie Jones, and as well, all of those kind contributors who know that our past is too precious to be allowed to just slip away. 

This website shows some of the donations in our collection. Keep them coming. It's only a matter of time until it's history!

A final thank you to the Toronto Dominion Bank, and its many managers who have kindly provided the space for our collection and our home in town.

Who are the miners in our logo?

They are taken from a sketch by Susanna Moodie called "The First Mine in Ontario at Marmora"


Meet your host.

This is Archives the cat. She is the Marmora Historical Foundation's tour guide. Please enjoy her company along your journey through our site, and feel free to stop by and see her when you are in town.

Archives the cat.


You may have noticed the improvements made in the Hughes Cemetery,  on the Centre Line Road, Marmora,  but what is new is the cross erected for Ignac Paradis.  Born in St. Lambert, Quebec in 1849,  he came to work as a river driver for the Page Lumber Co.  He drowned,  at age 20,  at Deer Falls, Belmont Twp.. The record shows that Mr. Downs of the Page Co. donated a  monument,  but it does not exist today.  We have tried to locate family members without success.  Let us know if you know a "Paradis".


Did you know?

One hundred years ago, in August of 1914, a "band of gypsies" made the newspaper 

Ever thought about this?

We all know that everyone has two parents, four grandparents, and eight great grandparents, but have you ever thought about the fact that, if you go back 15 generations, you have  65,536 g+grand-parents?!...and that only takes you back to the 1600's. That's a lot of people coming together to add up to you.

John & Fannie Maloney

John & Fannie Maloney


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