Township of Hamilton Heritage Advisory Committee
The Township of Hamilton Heritage Committee is a very active group of dedicated volunteers, always looking for new ways to expand their focus in a continued effort to influence the preservation of heritage in Hamilton Township.
Originally created in 1987 as the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (L.A.C.A.C.), the Committee has assisted the Township in designating 46 properties throughout Hamilton Township (list of designated houses).
The Committee has also compiled a library at the Hamilton Township Office, which offers an amazing architectural history as well as a general history of the Township. The library is available for viewing during regular Municipal Office hours, however, if you wish to borrow items from the library arrangements would have to be made (Heritage Committee Library Listing).
Plaques of Hamilton Township:
The Committee has compiled information and pictures of the 6 Historical Plaques in the Township of Hamilton.
Heritage Plaque Programme:
In 2005, the Committee established the Township of Hamilton Heritage Committee Heritage Plaque Programme. The Heritage Plaque Programme is not the same as having your home designated. To qualify for the Heritage Plaque Programme, your home or property must be 100 years or older. More information on the Programme and Programme Applications are available in the Heritage Plaque Programme Brochure. Additional information is also included in the Heritage Plaque Programme Fold-Out.
Self Guided Tour:
The Heritage Committee is pleased to present the "Self Guided Tour" of Hamilton Township. Set your own destination and time to tour the rich, outstanding history and heritage of Hamilton Township. Whether you are a non-resident vacationing or a Township resident "day-tripper", this tour is bound to please.
The Establishment of Churches in Hamilton Township
In 1996 the Township of Hamilton celebrated its 200th Anniversary. The Heritage Committee was involved in organizing a dinner and ecumenical church service. Local historian Catherine Milne delivered a sermon describing Canada's introduction to faith, the movement of Christianity into Hamilton Township and the impact religion had on the different hamlets, depicted by the churches.
The Establishment of Schools in Hamilton Township:
A history of the Township school system dating back to the first common school in 1829 located in Cobourg.