Somewhere in king township,
circa some time 1
Somewhere else in king township,
circa some time 2
Somewhere in king township,
circa some time 3
Somewhere in king township,
circa some time 4
Somewhere in king township,
circa some time 5

Welcome to the King Township Historical Society's Website

image placeholder Our Origins
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:
  • To encourage research into the history of King Township
  • To secure and preserve an accurate account of the progress and development of the Township
  • To promote public interest in the history of King Township

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.
image placeholder
Donations to the KTHS campaigns are now available online.
click here to DONATE NOW...

Dave Patterson, dispelling the myths of 1492
image placeholder
On May 4th, inspirational speaker and author Dave Patterson, a.k.a. "the 1492 guy", will be the guest speaker for this KTHS presentation.
click here to view the poster...

For more on Dave...

image placeholder
KTHS Winter Newsletter
click here to view...

image placeholder
King Township Historical Society was fortunate to have had Heather as President and Chairman a nationally recognized and acclaimed author, journalist and historian. She chaired our meetings ably and directed the Society with vision...
please

and more...

Fiona's numerous and varied contributions to our community, including KTHS, would fill many newsletters. Here is the citation for her successful nomination as King Township's 2013 Citizen of the Year.

2019-2020 KTHS Board of Directors
President: Ann Love
Vice President: Murdene Pozdrowski
Past President: Elaine Robertson
Treasurer: Bill Salter
Recording Secretary: Ed Millar

Committee Chairs:
Newsletter / Publicity: Kim Sillcox
Membership: Bill Salter
Programme: Richard Vien
Fawcett Bequest: Ed Millar

Archives Liaison: Open
Heritage King Liaison: Kelly Mathews
Museum Liason: Beverly Flanagan
Ex Officio: Bill Salter / Ann Love
Fawcett Committee: Anthony Rolph, Diana Armitage
Ed Millar

Directors at Large:
Beverly Flanagan
Anthony Rolph
Linda Similas
Ken Carter (Website)

Mailing Address

2920 King Road,
King City, Ontario

  • Click here to contact us

  • Become a KTHS Member or Renew Donate to the KTHS
    © 2018 Copyright and Legal Created by Fenside