Contact Info & Executive

 You can contact the Society via:


Or traditional mail:
The Historical Society of St. Catharines
Box 25017
221 Glendale Ave., Pen Centre
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2T 4C4

President: Dave Willer
Past President: Nancy Cameron
Vice President: Brian Narhi
Treasurer: Christopher Loat
Secretary: Elizabeth Finnie

Pat Richardson
John Brenton
Dennis Gannon
Gail Benjafield
Roger Bradshaw
Des Corran
Dan Sundy

48 thoughts on “Contact Info & Executive

  1. Hi, Do you know where I can find a copy of John Soper’s will naming his children? John is buried in the Homer Cemetery and is the son of a Loyalist. Thank you, Marilyn

  2. I have found this reference. Any idea if it is still available? Ormston, Alex W. The St. Catharines General Hospital and two of its founders : Hospital established 125 years ago / by Alex W. Ormston — St. Catharines, [Ont.] : Historical Society of St. Catharines, 1990. — [4] leaves. If so, is there any chance it could be digitised and added to your useful website?

  3. My mother boarded at St Hildas school around 1930. I know she left there (because it closed) and continued her education at Branksome Hall in Toronto. As I will be travelling through St Catherines in October, I would like to see where the school was. I assume that the building has been demolished? Is there anyone who would know where it was?
    Ginny Bennie
    Melbourne, Australia

  4. Dear All,
    Looking for any information regarding an Archibald Glass who settled in St Catherines after the Crimean War (so after 1856). He was from Glasgow Scotland and, despite being given 1000 ac on PEI, decided to move on to St. Catherines. He was my great great grandfather.
    Thank you so much for any leads.
    Alison Glass
    26 Madigan Lane
    Harvard, MA 01451

  5. Can someone send me the history/ owners and establishments of 45 James St or what was Stella’s? How old who built the building etc…

  6. I am currently researching the company Aiken and MacLachlan Limited that operated from a site on Hartzell Rd from 1941-1968. The museum has provided me with a copy of company bio from AE Coombs’ book History of niagara peninsula and I have exhausted all sources from the web.

    One of the founding partners was a barrister, Robert B Johnston, I’ve been unable to get any background other than he was KCouncil and president of Law Association in the ’40’s.

    Also, the company was incorporated in 1927 but cannot locate where they operated until 1941.

    Can you help? Thanks

    1. Norman, Did you receive any information on your question? I write a newsletter for Merritton which is where Hartzel Road is and I’d be happy to publish any information received and/or ask for me. Email me back at Thanks Lorraine

  7. Looking for any and all information regarding 15 Pelham Road. The house is just on the other side of the small bridge that crosses the railway tracks. Its hidden behind the trees. I have had people tell me it use to be boarded up and apparently something happened in the house about 30-40 years ago.

    Christopher Breen

  8. I am trying to locate archival information on a tug boat that rolled over and explode in the lower of the twin locks in Thorold. I was quite young at the time so my guess is early 60’s. I have tried getting info. via the Standard but no luck. Can you help? Do you have any information or articles?

  9. I live in Brisbane Australia.
    I am trying to track down the family of Donald Thomas who lived in Merritton before WW2. He was a member of my Uncle George Harvey’s Lancaster crew that was shot down over Berlin on 29/12/43 on a secret mission. All the crew were lost except for Donald who was interred as a POW.Any assistance appreciated.

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