The origin of the Society dates back to 1972 when a group of dedicated residents, with interests in preserving the history of their whole Township, gathered to form the King Township Historical Society.
In 1981 ~ 1982, the KTHS was incorporated by the Ontario Historical Society under Provincial Letters Patent.
Our goals and objectives are:
Over the decades, KTHS members have been actively engaged in preservation and restoration of King's heritage such as the King Railway station, the King Christian Church, the Lloydtown Pioneer Cemetery, the Lloydtown cairn as
well as the signage and plaque for the Toronto Carrying Place trail. The King Township Museum was also an early project with the cooperation of The Township of King; the Society now values the museum as a centre for the township's heritage and cultural activities. Our regular public meetings feature entertaining and educational presentations that enhance the community's knowledge of the township's history and how King's past reflected the larger scope of provincial and national development. Research into one-room schools is a continuing project. We are proud of the new website Walter Rolling Legacy - the extensive work of KTHS past president Carl Finkle. On the same list of successful projects is the recent re-publication of Elizabeth Gillham's "Album of Oldies."
In 2000, the Society initiated the King Township Archives Project and two years later forming its present partnership with the King Township Public Library which now accommodates the King Township Archives in the King City branch.
In 2005, the Archives partnership between the KTHS and the King Township Public Library won the Dorothy Duncan Award for contribution to preservation of the history of its region, presented at the Ontario Historical Society's AGM. This fledgling institution has since become a thriving information resource.
With the establishment of the this website we hope to continue what was started in 1972 and to be better able to promote and achieve our Society's stated goals in the future. See About KTHS for a more detailed account of the history of the KTHS.
2017-2018 KTHS Board of Directors
|Vice President:||Murdene Pozdrowski|
|Past President:||Elaine Robertson|
|Recording Secretary:||Ed Millar|
|Newsletter / Publicity:||Kim Sillcox|
|Fawcett Bequest:||Bill Salter|
|Archives Liaison:||Kathleen Fry|
|Heritage King Liaison:||Kelly Mathews|
|Museum Liason:||Richard Vien|
|Ex Officio:||Kathleen Fry / Kelly Mathews|
Directors at Large:
Ken Carter (Website)