"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.
Meet Your Host
Who Are The Miners In Our Logo?
They are taken from a sketch by Susanna Moodie called "The First Mine in Ontario at Marmora"
THE QUICK PEEK
The very latest additions to the website:
- Writers to watch for
- carver Gerry Sanders
- Loyal Orange Lodge
- Lacrosse in Marmora
- The Deloro Sports Gallery
- It's all about Malone
- The Marmora Post Office
- The Temperance Society
- Women's week
- History of Fire Fighting
- Businesses not on Forsyth
- The house tour continues: 29 Bursthall Street
- 1967 Centennial Celebrations
Helping with genealogical info
Be a contributor!
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 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!
WANTED -DEAD OR ALIVE
Who do you know who is or was a talented person in his field? Tell us. We'd like to showcase our local talent.
Check out our other Sunday Drives
We've got videos throughout the site, but here are a few to sample
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM - 1985
Sacred Heart School, Marmora, under the direction of Shawn Hughes
WHO ARE THE PARKERS?
1821 SCOTTISH IRON FOUNDER INVESTS IN MARMORA
Robert Parker, the owner of an ironworks in Ardrossan, Scotland invested in a new venture in 1821 - the Marmora Ironworks - established that year by an Irishman, Charles Hayes. The real profit, however, was the establishment of the Parker family and its good name throughout the Marmora to Stirling area.
WE'VE CREATED A NEW SECTION!
"WRITERS TO WATCH FOR"
We have found enough local writers to fill a shelf so we are dedicating a separate section for this talented group. Novelists, poets, essayists, and historians, alive and well or passed on. We'll showcase them all.
ANOTHER LOCAL ARTIST TO WATCH FOR
We're happy to showcase another artist that we just found. Gerry Sanders, a carver of wood and soapstone, moved to Marmora from Stirling in 1990, and now is living in the old Bleecker House at the corner of Madoc and Victoria Streets.
DEPT. OF HIGHWAYS 100 YEARS OLD
MARMORA'S LOYAL ORANGE LODGE NO. 319
The Orange Lodges have existed in Canada at least since the War of 1812. The Order was the chief social institution in Upper Canada, organizing many community and benevolent activities, and helping Protestant immi- grants to settle. The Marmora Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 319, received its warrant under date of September 22, 1851, when at the age of 21, Thomas C. Campion, son of the pioneer settler, Colonel Campion, became the first master. But why "Orange" and why parade on July 12th?
The second-fastest growing segment of Canada's population is people over 100. In 2011, there were 5,825 Canadians over 100 years old, up 25.7% since 2006. "Why do we have more centenarians now?
We're trying to track Marmora's Centenarians. Click on the photo to the left to see list so far ....
1884 NEWS AT COE HILL IRON MINES
A spur line on the Central Ontario Railway to Ormsby a.k.a. Coe Hill Junction was built in 1884 to service the newly opened iron ore mines. Coe Hill was named after William Coe of Madoc. He formed the Coe Hill Mines Company, after Harry Johnson had discovered iron deposits in a hill.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW TO SEE OUR COLLECTION
"There is perhaps no game its equal in developing a boy physically and also teaching him self control. It provides a wholesome form of recreation and often takes the place of other forums of amusement which have a tendency to evil rather than to good." Marmora Herald 1914
THE DELORO SPORTS GALLERY
THE SPORTS REVIEW
BE SURE TO CLICK THE PICTURE TO SEE THE GALLERY
Our website is so chockerblock full even we can't find stuff. Be sure to use the Search Button
OUR SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Have you seen The Land Between documentary yet?
We need your help...
In the mailbox this week
Celia Murray July 7, 2016 Wonderful presentation last night by George Parker on the Blairton Mine and the railway that took the ore to Trent River to be taken by boat to Cobourg. His scale model of the train and the equipment that lifted the ore were amazing....and they ran on a track! Well done. Hope you have many more of these presentations. They bring history to life. Looking forward to the next one on St. Matilda's.
Deirdre Daly- Ireland (July 2, /16) When recently researching my ancestors who settled and died in Marmora, I came upon your site. I was amazed to see a copy a photograph of Allie Monahan (Minihane) submitted by Jeanette Seabourne. Allie is a Great Great Gran Aunt of mine. I am living in Ireland very near to where Allie would have been born. Click here to read the whole letter.
James Dalton (June 25, 2016) My sincere thanks to the Historical Foundation for finding one more way to put our little villagewith great history (Deloro) on the map-Thank You
Marilyn Bullied Hinds: (June 15, 2016) Thanks for sharing all your photos...totally love going back in time..
Dennis O'Connor: (May 1, 2016) Marmora Historical Foundation: you're the best!
Nancy Gullage: ( April 29, 2016)
I love this site. Very proud to be born here and raising my family in this wonderful community :)
Elizabeth Berry (April 28. 2016)
Re: Chronicles of a Village Lovely story. We used to visit Mrs. Bapty's house in Deloro in the 1970s when Sid and Lilly Lovegrove owned it. Their son (brian lovegrove) worked one summer at Glen Allan Park and some of the park antiques went into that house and fit so well. Lilly played the piano beautifully and Sid meticulously kept the gardens working out of his own greenhouse in the back. Your wonderful story brought back happy memories and provided to help make a joyful morning.
Brenda Powell (April 14, 2016)
I am the great granddaughter of Samuel and Jennie Nobes. I found a picture of them on here. It's so nice to see pictures of family members. If you have more pictures of Samuel or the Nobes family I would love to see them.