Lakefield Historical Society (online)
Box 1215, Lakefield Ontario K0L2H0
Next Meeting ANNUAL Meeting May 25th at 7:30pm followed by a presentation on the Baptie Family
Our Mission Statement
"Helping preserve the past for future generations since 1989"
To collect, preserve, exhibit and publish materials for the study of history, especially the history of the Village of Lakefield. This collection is in trust for the community and all items are to remain in the community
We hope to create an awareness in people of the part they can play, and their part in our History. We need community help in preserving and recording our history and seek acceptance, support and promotion from residents and the community.
We cover the history of Lakefield and the immediate area from pioneer beginnings circa 1820 to the present day.
History is not only years ago, today will be tomorrow's history. Your own experiences and memories are part of history! Share them with us!
Photo on the left is looking south on the Otonabee River from the west bank, about 1900, near the location of the current bridge.
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LAKEFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Where History Comes Alive
Lakefield Historical Society comprises generations of residents of Lakefield and the surrounding area.. Today, Lakefield Historical Society focuses on keeping history alive for visitors of all ages, but there’s so much to do here that we guarantee one visit just won’t be enough.
HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Lakefield Historical Society in Lakefield Ontario, Canada has been in operation for more than 33 years.
Regular Columns in the Lakefield Herald
20th anniversary Herald Project 2022
Monument to our veterans upgrade project with Lakefield Legion
War vets Website launched 2015
Restoration of Lakefield Riverbank rock sign 2007
Installation and dedication of Christ Church memorial headstone supported by LHS 2005
Installed commemorative plaque Memorial Hall to commemorate WWI vets 2003
Installed monument Plaque Wauketa Park dedicated to Nelson Family 2001
Published "Nelson Falls to Lakefield" historical book 1999
DISCOVER LAKEFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
There’s always something happening at Lakefield Historical Society. Whether you take one of our virtual tours or just wander about Lakefield and explore on your own, we guarantee you’ll have the time of your life.
VIRTUAL HISTORICAL TOUR OF LAKEFIELD
Enjoyment for Everyone
Books and Photos for sale. All of our photos are for sale at $5.00 each in a hard copy format. Check out the media section on the left and let us know if you want anything. (its free to look)
Our Tribute to Lakefield War Vets
Many years ago there was a sign in Cenotaph park that listed the 241 Veteran's that served from Lakefield and returned home, honouring their efforts.
In the mid 1970's this sign was removed for sewer construction and never replaced. Lakefield Historical Society is raising funds to erect a stone monument to replace this sign. Consider donating $70.00 to ensure the name of your relatives are on the sign and we can get this accomplished this year. In total we need to raise about $20,000.00
Donate via Link Below!
DONATE to Honour of Local Veterans (zeffy.com)
Learn about the History of Ambulance Service in Lakefield at the next Lakefield Historical Society Meeting on Thursday May 25th, 2023, at 7:30 PM Upper Hall Lakefield Legion, Branch 77, Lakefield. Annual Meeting followed by a presentation on the Baptie family history. . " There is no charge for attendance, but membership is available at $20.00 annually which helps support the work we do. If you have any questions or have an idea for future presentations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.orgI hope to see you there!