“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!

Shanick SS #10

Don't miss this! Marmora 1936-1939  An Old Film by Mr. Franklin

Comments from our viewers on the new site:

"My sincerest thank you to all of those involved in getting this web site up and running and to those who keep up the facebook page, I look forward to looking at the pictures and the names. I moved to Marmora in 1978 and lived there until 2000 when I moved closer to work; I still have friends and family there and close by and try to get up there once in a while. " - from Wendy Danford



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Talent in the Archives

Here's our new project........

It's a slice of a 100 year old tree that Terry Bell has cleaned up,  planed,  sanded and polished.  He even built the stand.  Now we're going to  label the rings with events of the one hundred years.

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


From Wayne Van Volkenburg:

Wayne VanVolkenburg, Mike Auger, Jim Bedore, Brian Goodchild and Tony Galloway, receiving Queen's Scout Award


S.S. #5 Rawdon  in bonarlaw,  1952 with substitute teacher Mrs. Snider (from Marmora)

From Darelene Jean Newton (Cooper) from Mississauga, Ontario

Brother of Bessie Wright,  killed in action - WW1

From Michelle Noble in Hamilton:

I love the Marmora page on facebook. My Mum’s from Marmora. George Wright was her uncle, her Mum’s brother. It all helps me feel more connected to my roots.

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What's New this week?

"I have seen quite a few websites in my efforts to trace my family tree but this is superior to any that I have seen. Absolutely excellent; ;I'm just delighted that the town where my ancestors settled in 1842 has provided such a great repository for the public to preserve the history of this area. Thank you!" - from Janet Long

"Thanks Ladies! You've done a fantastic job - very proud of your accomplishments - appears as if Celie has been busy here - was great of Anne to get these valuable collections on computer - & Cathie for safeguarding so many precious items over the years. All the best to all! "             - from Wilma Bush