"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.

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.

 Who Are The Miners In Our Logo?

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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!

For information on the Cordova library,  click here

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.

Belmont Lake

Check out our other Sunday Drives

We've got videos throughout the site,  but here are a few to sample

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

 

WE'VE FOUND MORE TALENT IN MARMORA!

LISA SHANNON

COUNTRY PRIMITIVE CRAFTS

In an old fashioned way,  Lisa finds fulfillment by celebrating her favourite season with treasures inspired from nature and created from scraps.

JUST CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT LISA SHANNON CREATIONS.

DO YOU LIKE MY HAT?

THE ART OF MILLINERY

      Would that be a Three Story, a Flower Pot,  or a Tri-corn,  Madam? No matter the era,  Marmora was not going to be left out of the fun of hats.  No-siree!  If our ladies weren't wearing the fashions,  they were busy making them,  studying them or selling them. 

Click here to read some history of Millinery in Marmora

 

         

  Find out more about                DANIA MADERA-LERMAN

a well established multi media artist living on the Crowe River.

Just click on her photo!

GERALD BELANGER'S COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE MARMORATON MINE IS NOW ON LINE

Be sure to peruse our section on the Mighty Marmoraton in the tabs above,   including the story from beginning to end,  videos and music,  "The men of Steel" including the complete list of employees,  the stories of the Union and the events of the "Take No Trash"  Movement.

Help complete the Employees Gallery.  Send us your photos.    

 

Building Demolition - "Coachlight - Ember's Restaurant"

Thanks to Doug Prindle,  we now have this wonderful record of the sad demolition of one of Marmora's oldest buildings.  For more on this building, CLICK HERE

 

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.

Click here to read all about the Parker pioneer story and who got involved.

 

DISAPPEARING MARMORA

SETTLER'S CABIN   2121 CENTRE LINE ROAD

SETTLER'S CABIN   2121 CENTRE LINE ROAD

"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.

     CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LINE UP


 

ANOTHER LOCAL ARTIST TO WATCH FOR

GERRY SANDERS

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. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE

 
 

     SEARCH HERE

Our website is so chockerblock full even we can't find stuff.  Be sure to use the Search Button    

 

 DONATE HERE

Have you seen The Land Between documentary yet?

This segment from "The Land Between" documentary series, Episode 1, features Andre Philpot discussing the Marmora Iron Works, one of Upper Canada's first mining operations. Director: Zach Melnick Producer: Yvonne Drebert Narrator: R. H.

We need your help...

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.. "Disappearing Marmora" - and we don't mean the bank! We're looking for you to go out and photograph evidence of our disappearing past: stone walls, snake rail fences, old hand pumps, abandoned houses, You find it, we'll post it. CLICK HERE to upload your submission

In the mailbox this week

Marlene Taylor - Sept 13, 2016iI've been away from Marmora since 1962.  I will always think of Marmora as my hometown. Love your website.   marlene taylor nee nobes

Beverly Thompson..Sept. 13, 2016..What a fantastic site of the town of Marmora.. My grand-parents were Harry and Jessie Moffatt and George and Daisy Brooks. I have seen some pictures of George and Daisy . Do you have any of Harry and Jessie?   My parents were Stan and Betty Brooks. I just saw a picture of my dad on your website recently and brought a nice smile and a little tear to my face. Thank you for remembering. Many of my relatives have beenraised in Marmora and are still there. Keep up the great work!

Norton  Aug. 20, 2016    I love this site. Very proud to be born here and raising my family in this wonderful community :)

Kim Walton - Aug. 13, 2016   Hi,  Kim Walton here. Daughter of Ronald Walton Granddaughter of Lloyd and Ona Walton previous owners of the hotel. I have lots of memories and memorabilia from the hotel. Those were crazy years :)

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 village with great history (Deloro) on the map-Thank You

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