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About Our Society

The London and Middlesex Historical Society is over a hundred years old.  Back in 1901, a small group of concerned citizens determined to preserve the local history of London and surrounding Middlesex County by meeting together and publishing.


Picture what an early meeting would have been like with Sir John Carling, Dr. Clarence Campbell, Dr. Solon Woolverton, Dr. John Dearness, Miss Harriet Priddis and Judge William Elliot.  All of these people presented informative papers and speeches to the Society.  Sometimes the papers were printed in the Society's own publication called Transactions.


Today, LMHS is still publishing, offering excellent talks on historic topics, and doing its part to preserve local history. With the advent of the Internet, the Society can now reach a world-wide audience as well as the local community. LMHS was the first Canadian Historical Society with a website and our first post was on August 29, 1995.

Image of Thames and Wortley Village ca 1885, London ON

View of London, Ontario looking northeast from the south branch of the Thames River, Wortley Road area, ca 1885, left half of image only.

 Western Archives, Western University, RC-40223

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