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  • Yonge Street in Richmond Hill
    Image       Yonge Street Arnold Street Lorne Avenue
    Image     Yonge Street Arnold Street Lorne Avenue
  • Rustic Inn
    Image       A photograph depicting Rustic Inn on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill.
    Image     A photograph depicting Rustic Inn on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill.
  • Arena in Richmond Hill
    Image       A photograph of arena in Richmond Hill.
    Image     A photograph of arena in Richmond Hill.
  • Waterworks building
    Image       A photograph depicting Mill Street Waterworks building.
    Image     A photograph depicting Mill Street Waterworks building.
  • Water Tower on Trench Street
    Image       A photograph of Water Tower on Trench Street.
    Image     A photograph of Water Tower on Trench Street.
  • Postmaster E.T. Willis
    Image       A photograph of postmaster E.T. Willis and his assistant Mrs. E. Stewart boarding a stage coach.
    Image     A photograph of postmaster E.T. Willis and his assistant Mrs. E. Stewart boarding a stage coach.
  • Stage Coach
    Image       A photograph of a stage coach operated in Richmond Hill.
    Image     A photograph of a stage coach operated in Richmond Hill.
  • Pony rider
    Image       A photograph of a pony rider who delivered 300 letters during Stamp Day in Richmond Hill.
    Image     A photograph of a pony rider who delivered 300 letters during Stamp Day in Richmond Hill.
  • Helicopter
    Image       A photograph of a helicopter that delivered 3,000 letters during Stamp Day celebration in Richmond Hill.
    Image     A photograph of a helicopter that delivered 3,000 letters during Stamp Day celebration in Richmond Hill.
  • Royal visit to Richmond Hill
    Image       A photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on a train passing through Richmond Hill.
    Image     A photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on a train passing through Richmond Hill.
  • Richmond Hill Lacrosse Team
    Image       A photograph of the Richmond Hill Lacrosse Team.
    Image     A photograph of the Richmond Hill Lacrosse Team.
  • Post Office in Richmond Hill
    Image       A photograph of Post Office in Richmond Hill.
    Image     A photograph of Post Office in Richmond Hill.
  • Reeve J. A. Greene
    Image       A photograph of Reeve J. A. Greene, the first reeve of Richmond Hill to die while holding office.
    Image     A photograph of Reeve J. A. Greene, the first reeve of Richmond Hill to die while holding office.
  • Russell Lynett
    Image       A photograph of Russell Lynett.
    Image     A photograph of Russell Lynett.
  • Jerry Smith
    Image       A photograph of Jerry Smith, a renowned watchmaker.
    Image     A photograph of Jerry Smith, a renowned watchmaker.
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Furey
    Image       A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. William Furey, who resided on Trench Street in the house that was later occupied by Norman Brown. Mr. Furey had been in the Northwest Rebellion. The brick for this house was made in the yard immediately east of it. The house was bought by ...
    Image     A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. William Furey, who resided on Trench Street in the house that was later occupied by Norman Brown. Mr. Furey had been in the Northwest ...
  • Mahoney family
    Image       A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. James Mahoney, their children and grandchildren. The family lived at the end of Mill St. across the Phipps house. Mr. Mahoney worked at the Patterson plant for $1.50 a day.
    Image     A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. James Mahoney, their children and grandchildren. The family lived at the end of Mill St. across the Phipps house. Mr. Mahoney worked at the ...
  • Kinnear Home
    Image       A photograph of the Kinnear Home, Lot 52, Yonge St.
    Image     A photograph of the Kinnear Home, Lot 52, Yonge St.
  • The Kinnear murder
    Exhibit       A description of the events pertaining to the murder of Captain Kinnear of Richmond Hill in 1843.
    Exhibit     A description of the events pertaining to the murder of Captain Kinnear of Richmond Hill in 1843.
  • James Newton's contract of employment
    Text       July 8 1835 I do here by to do all the carpenter and joiner work of every description of Mr. Smith's House glazing included in a substantial and workman like manner for the sum of one hundred and fifteen pounds currency according to the plan and specification James Newton
    Text     July 8 1835 I do here by to do all the carpenter and joiner work of every description of Mr. Smith's House glazing included in a substantial and workman like ...
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Tweedsmuir History


Tweedsmuir Histories were perhaps the first “organized”, although amateur approach to recording local history. The idea was articulated by Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir, who was the wife of John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir, and Governor General of Canada in 1935-1940. This digital collection contains materials from the scrapbook compiled by the members of the Richmond Hill Branch of Women's Institute. The include photographs, maps, reports, programs, and historical essays.