“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.

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


Click here for A Tour of our local Churches

Photos by Davillusion

Photos by Davillusion



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


Marmora 1936-1939 

An Old Film by Mr. Franklin

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!


GREAT START TO NEW YEAR! 2015 is shaping up to be a good year. 

Take a look at the new sign over our door,  donated by "Signs by 1st Impression"  of Norwood.       (705-639-2543) What a nice guy!

We have already received a cash donation and thanks to Betty Slade,  we now have a camera collection!  Be sure to stop in and take a peek!


Read about Matthew McFarlane,  a U.S. Civil War Veteran,  who settled in Marmora,  raising 13 children.

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matthew mcFarlane


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



Have you be keeping up with the tour?  Here's our next featured house,  47 Forsyth Street. Click on the photo to read more.....

47 Forsyth St. as it was in 1973 - The Clairmont/philpot house,  now the limestone B&B

47 Forsyth St. as it was in 1973 - The Clairmont/philpot house,  now the limestone B&B

This,  just in from Celia Murray at the Library

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The first of our Sunday Drives...

YOUR STORIES             

Bill, Jim Andrews and Darelene Newton

Bill, Jim Andrews and Darelene Newton

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


From Jim Dalton in Montreal:

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

Deloro          -David, Donna, JIm dalton

From Ken Oosting of Codrington, Ontario:     "Thanks for the website, keep up the GREAT work"

From Ritch Smith of Marmora: 

I found your website this morning and enjoyed wandering through it. .... ......... I enjoy writing about the history of Marmora for the Newsletter and will probably be a frequent visitor to your website.

From Irish O'Brien

My mom, Rosemary Webb, went to Marmora high school and graduated in 1955. Just this night my children picked my mom out of a class picture from 1952 53. So special.
Thank you for creating this site. It means so much.