About the King Township Historical Society
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.
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 formed its long standing partnership with the King Township Public Library. The King Township Archives is now located at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre.
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.
Our Goals & Objectives
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