“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

Welcome!

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.

Tour the schools of Marmora & Deloro.  Read original documents,  peruse the class photos.  Help us fill in the missing names!

A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

Click here for A Tour of our local Churches

Photos by Davillusion

Photos by Davillusion

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BE A CONTRIBUTOR

Keep in mind!  If you are a regular contributor of photos to this site, (more than three photos), you can now have your own gallery. Have a look!                                         Click here                           or if you have stories with your pictures,    you'll find them posted in "Your stories"                         Click here

Note to all

Check out the Marmora & Lake Library website http://www.marmoralibrary.ca. Click on the Langley Archives..a number of old newspapers-  1906-current. Click on the magnifying glass and type in your family name...or any other....you will see all the newspaper articles that include that name! Have fun researching your family.. spread the news - great fun!

                                another writer living in marmora

                                another writer living in marmora

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WORKED IN DELORO?

William Henry Hipson

 

Help us complete the list of Deloro employees.  Check our list  - click here. 

Send us  names,  photos and stories. Click here

 

THE HOUSE TOUR CONTINUES....

Have you be keeping up with the tour?  Here's our next featured house,   65 Forsyth Street - the Gladney house.     Click on the photo to read more.....

DON'T MISS THIS

An Old Film by Mr. Franklin

Marmora 1936-1939

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MARMORA  FEATURED  IN TVO FILM

Don't miss this excerpt from a great movie featuring Historian Andre Philpot

 

We're starting to get lots of mail, so we thought we'd add a new title

IN THE MAILBOX THIS WEEK:

Kimberly Gray writes: Wonderful website! Marmora is where I grew up!

Mike Gaffney writes:

Really enjoyed skimming through the pictures as well as the rest of this site. I am not from Marmora, although i have been many times. I live in Belleville, originally from Bancroft. It seems as though i have relatives here. My grandfather was Thomas Gaffney, Brother of Bart Gaffney, who married Elizabeth Shields. I hope to visit Marmora again soon, i mean it is so far away ha ha. If there are any of Bart and Elizabeth's relatives who would care to contact me in the mean time, i can be reached at,,
mgaffney51@hotmail.com

Thomas Gaffney, Bart's brother, the little boy is John Clifford Thomas Gaffney, father of Mike Gaffney

From Jim Dalton in Montreal:

David, Margaret Drew, Jim Dalton -    Glen Allen Park, Crowe Lake

Deloro          -David, Donna, JIm dalton

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