“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!
Can you name this person?
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!
DON'T MISS THIS
An Old Film by Mr. Franklin
THE HOUSE TOUR HAS STARTED....
We planning, over the next two weeks to feature our historical houses, one by one. Here's the second one.
5 Bursthall Street The Josiah Pearce/ William Shannon house
Click the picture to find out more.
This week's new talent:
Peter and Gabriella Hamley-Photographers See their slide show - click here
What's New this week?
- What's at the bottom of Crowe Lake?
- The House Tour has started
- Take a tour! A month of Sundays (The Churches)
- Ron Gray - Oil painter
- Local Photographers, Peter and Gabriella Hamley
- 1955 Bank Robbery
- Crime Law and Order
- Violet Deacon - a 1940s Milliner
- Take a tour! School Days
- War Reports from Deloro
- War Stories - WW1
- War Stories - WWII
- Ron Plaizier - wildlife artist
- Men of Steel - Marmoraton Mine
- Michael J O'Brien, Deloro
- Marmora Takes No Trash
- Sandy Kirby-Ramier, quilter
- 1866 The Founding of Deloro
- Take a tour of Forsyth Street It's our business......
Vintage Christmas Cards for Sale! Shop Now!
We're starting to get lots of mail, so we thought we'd add a new title
IN THE MAILBOX THIS WEEK:
From Suzanne Copeland, Principal of the Senior School..
The Beaver Creek Bridge
These lovely photos taken by David Baele, visiting from Belgium. He heard the bridge is going to be replaced and wanted to photograph it......
From Wayne Van Volkenburg:
Wayne VanVolkenburg, Mike Auger, Jim Bedore, Brian Goodchild and Tony Galloway, receiving Queen's Scout Award