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2015 Planning and Volunteers

Mission Statement:
Whitby Historical Society serves to preserve a collection of artifacts brought together by interested citizens since 1967 as a Centennial Project. Our core purpose is to house and showcase these artifacts in a living museum setting as to benefit our community at large. To provide a centre for activities both actual and virtual that promote heritage, education, tourism and provide an atmosphere and culture of people mentoring people working together to benefit our community. Cherishing both things and ideas, people and their life endeavors we go forward preserving our past and present for the future.


2014 - Now that the museum artifacts have been lovingly packed away for future display in Lynde House, WHS volunteers are turning their attention to fundraising and getting ready for the move into Lynde House. Want to join us, please get in touch. We are happy to have new people serve on committees.


  1. Corporate Fundraising
  2. Activities Committee
  3. Committe for Canada's Sesquicentennial in 2017
  4. Virtual Museum Committee
  5. Grant Application Committee
  6. Lynde House Museum Complex Committee

July 2014

We are progressing well in our plans to occupy Lynde House as a museum complex. Negotiations are ongoing with the Town of Whitby while the Town is also doing restoration work to Lynde House.

March 2013 - The Whitby Historical Society moves the artifacts from being displayed at the Whitby History Museum into storage. The museum begins its virtual museum expansion and fundraising for a new museum building. Many thanks to all those who supported the museum in numerous ways over the past few years.  Come join us as a volunteer as we move forward with our new museum location in which we can provide more community outreach and services to tourists who visit from all over the world.

Come back as new events are planned for the Summer and Fall Season in various venus in Durham Region. Looking to get involved, email us and plan to come to meetings



 You are Cordially Invited to attend the above reception on December 7th
Please RSVP via email using this link. Thank you.


About Heritage Day

Well it was a great success... We had the biggest crowd around our front door, more than any other venue on Heritage Day this year. The museum was full all day... We had quite a few of our new volunteers on site all day which was great. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

The lady in the Edwardian costume is Sharen Wood. She was the star! Sharen was on the street at the front of the Museum and when people saw her they came in. A great attraction; people wanted to have their picture taken with her...little kids were so excited to be seen with her. Sharen is a lover of anything Victorian or Edwardian and made her own costume...she collects victorian dolls.

Brian Winter, Whitby Archivist was also on hand to greet people at the musem.