|Ramara Historical Society - Yesteryears Celebration 2020||
Our members enjoy participating in community events, sharing their personal collections and knowledge at meetings and local events and creating displays at the Ramara Township Office.
How do I become a member?
New members are welcome!
Annual membership fee: $10.00
Contact us at: Ramara Historical Society
Adrienne Davies: Chairperson (705) 329 - 2677
Ron Pike: Vice-Chairperson (705) 327-2053
Yvonne Pike: Treasure (705) 327 - 2053
Township of Ramara Office Display Cases
All meetings are open to the public and begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Udney Community Centre (Hwy. 12 east from Orillia to 2347 Concession Road 10, Ramara). Following the business portion of the meeting members share items linked to the monthly Heritage Theme and light refreshments are served.
Bring your Winter Sports & Pursuits Treasures to share, RHS member show & tell
Children in the late 19th & Early 20th Century with guest Gay Guthrie
Bring your vintage children's items for show & tell
"Orillia's Civil War" 1832 - 1836 with guest David Town
Orillia Dairies & History of Ice Cream Scoops with RHS member Marcel Rousseau
Bring your vintage dairy items for show & tell
Building of the Trent with a Focus on Ramara & Orillia Area with guest Dennis Edwards
RHS June Picnic at St. Columbkille Church grounds & Barn Dance demonstration with Lorraine Sutton - The Country Dance Caller
**** Speaker Night - "Top 150 Unusual Things to See in Ontario" with author Ron Brown will be October 19th
Members of the Ramara Historical Society will be present at the following local activities in 2019:
RHS Pancake Breakfast
Carden Fun Fest
Washago Canada Day Parade
Ramara Chamber of Commerce Classic Car & Boat Show @ Lagoon City
Coldwater Canadiana Museum Heritage Day
Ramona Fall Fair - September
Washago Canada Day Parade 2016
Ramara Genealogical Information Collection
Ramara Historical Society - 12 Years of Promoting Local History
In 2004 a group of interested residents met to form the Ramara Historical Society. The initial goal of this small group was to discover and protect printed materials pertaining to the history of Mara and Rama Townships including the former Rama Reserve.
After a few years membership outgrew the Ramara Centre meeting location and we were fortunate to be sponsored by the Township of Ramara for our meeting space at Udney Community Centre where we also have a display case which houses our developing library.
For ten years members have met regularly to share information, display personal artefacts and welcome speakers on various topics of historical interest. We have also enjoyed tours of nearby locations which have preserved their history.
To inform the community of their heritage we have sponsored experts for our Speaker Nights and taken part with displays and information at many local events. Our collection has expanded to include old tools and implements reflecting the legacy from our founders and settlers.
We are affiliated with the Ontario Historical Society and as a not-for-profit corporation and recently became a charitable organization in 2014.
As a group interested in preserving our part of Ontario’s history, we are dedicated to supporting our communities with enthusiasm, new ideas and a passion for history. We look forward to providing keys to the past as well as the ongoing cultural development of our communities.
In 2014 we undertook our most ambitious project – YESTERYEARS – a celebration of Ramara’s past. We hope that you and your family enjoyed the displays and demonstrations. As a result of the positive response from our participants and visitors to Yesteryears we are pleased to announce that our event will return on July 29th, 2017. Plans are well underway as we look to expand and create more opportunities that will allow you to discover and preserve your own cultural inheritance.
Washago Canada Day Parade 2017
RHS members with soldiers from Canadian Forces Base Borden.