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  • Trench family of Richmond Hill
    Exhibit       A history of Trench family of Richmond Hill written by W.D.T. Atkinson.
    Exhibit     A history of Trench family of Richmond Hill written by W.D.T. Atkinson.
  • Atkinson family of Richmond Hill
    Exhibit       A history of Atkinson family of Richmond Hill written for The Tweedsmuir History by W. Donald T. Atkinson, Principal Glebe Collegiate, Ottawa.
    Exhibit     A history of Atkinson family of Richmond Hill written for The Tweedsmuir History by W. Donald T. Atkinson, Principal Glebe Collegiate, Ottawa.
  • 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.
  • St. Mary's Anglican Church
    Exhibit       Two newspaper articles written by Miss Frances M. Brown and Rev. R.S. Mason in early 1920s, describe the events surrounding history of St. Mary's Anglican Church in Richmond Hill.
    Exhibit     Two newspaper articles written by Miss Frances M. Brown and Rev. R.S. Mason in early 1920s, describe the events surrounding history of St. Mary's Anglican Church in Richmond Hill.
  • Methodist United Church
    Exhibit       An essay describing history of Methodist United Church in Richmond Hill, Ont., with the list of ministers and a photograph of the Church Choir Picnic.
    Exhibit     An essay describing history of Methodist United Church in Richmond Hill, Ont., with the list of ministers and a photograph of the Church Choir Picnic.
  • St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
    Exhibit       An essay by H. Rumble concerning the establishment of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, Ont.
    Exhibit     An essay by H. Rumble concerning the establishment of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, Ont.
  • Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
    Exhibit       A history of the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, containing list of ministers, history of buildings, description of activities of congregation, and a Treasurer's Report.
    Exhibit     A history of the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, containing list of ministers, history of buildings, description of activities of congregation, and a Treasurer's Report.
  • Schools of Richmond Hill
    Exhibit       This essay outlines the history of education in Richmond Hill, Ont., focusing on the school buildings and the formation of the Board of Education.
    Exhibit     This essay outlines the history of education in Richmond Hill, Ont., focusing on the school buildings and the formation of the Board of Education.
  • Biographical sketches of prominent residents of Richmond Hill
    Exhibit       Biographical sketches of prominent residents of Richmond Hill derived from various sources and prepared for the Tweedsmuir History.
    Exhibit     Biographical sketches of prominent residents of Richmond Hill derived from various sources and prepared for the Tweedsmuir History.
  • History of Yonge Street
    Exhibit       An early history of Yonge Street, a major arterial route connecting Toronto with Lake Simcoe area, with the description of its construction, transportation services, and buildings erected along it.
    Exhibit     An early history of Yonge Street, a major arterial route connecting Toronto with Lake Simcoe area, with the description of its construction, transportation services, and buildings erected along it.
  • Early Days in Richmond Hill
    Text       A paper on historical research presented at a meeting of the Richmond Hill Women's Institute October 12, 1950 by Mrs. L. W. Zuefelt.
    Text     A paper on historical research presented at a meeting of the Richmond Hill Women's Institute October 12, 1950 by Mrs. L. W. Zuefelt.
  • Topography and History of Community
    Text       TOPOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF COMMUNITY

    Richmond Hill lies in the watershed of the Don River which rises in the hills in the northern part of Vaughan Township in York County. The east branch of the Don has its origin in many springs around Richmond Hill and towards Maple.

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    Text     TOPOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF COMMUNITY

    Richmond Hill lies in the watershed of the Don River which rises in the hills in the northern part of Vaughan Township in York ...

  • Richmond Hill Annual Agricultural Fair
    Text       The description of the annual agricultural fair in Richmond Hill.
    Text     The description of the annual agricultural fair in Richmond Hill.
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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.