EHS Projects

The Elgin Historical Society is committed to local history. This commitment is made manifest through our public projects. The Cairn at Pinafore Park is a legacy of that commitment, as are the historic markers scattered about the county.Cairn, Pinafore Park, St. Thomas. Built 1903, by the Elgin Historical Society to celebrate the Talbot centenary

The Society remains committed to promoting history, through site markers and plaques, and in the online world. Through our own initiatives, and in cooperation with partner institutions, we will continue to educate future generations on the history of the St. Thomas-Elgin area.


Elgin Plaques & Monuments

The Elgin Historical Society has been marking significant dates and locations for over a century. St. Thomas and Elgin County are peppered with such monuments. These markers are important links to our local history. As the 1812 sites in elgin County project concludes we are turning our attention to the state of repair of all markers in Elgin County. 

Our first task is making an inventory of all markers. A first draft of this list is nearly complete. When it is, it will be posted, with requests for input on anything we have missed.

Our second task will be assessing the condition of each monument. After we asses the condition, we will make a plan to best maintain the marker inthe best manner possible.


You can become involved. The first step is becoming a member. 


Elgin History Vignettes

The Elgin Historical Society is pleased to present `Elgin History Vignettes`. This series of short films explores a variety of topics concerning our local history. 

To see the full catalogue of our videos please visit our youtube channel., link below.