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  • 1887 Diary of George Dennis, Palermo, Trafalgar Township
    ImageText       January MONDAY 10 1887: I done up the chores this morning & took the children to school & took a piece of meat to Whitecares & a letter I found for them & after dinner I got the tank from Marshalls & drew four tanks of water from the pond ...
    ImageText     January MONDAY 10 1887: I done up the chores this morning & took the children to school & took a piece of meat to Whitecares & a letter I found ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 1911 Methodist Membership Card
    ImageText       The Methodist Church ; Yearly card of Membership ; "Wilt Thou not revive us again : that Thy people may rejoice in Thee? Shew us Thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us Thy salvation." - Psalm 85 : 6, 7. Edna Dennie ; Thos. Boyd Supt. Minister ; Issued for ...
    ImageText     The Methodist Church ; Yearly card of Membership ; "Wilt Thou not revive us again : that Thy people may rejoice in Thee? Shew us Thy mercy, O Lord, and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Blood Street, Palermo, 1906
    ImageText       Handwritten on this 1906 photograph is "Blood Street, Palermo". According to the 2008 report by Heritage Consultant T. Murison, "Heritage Building Investigation Report ; Benjamin Smith House Palermo, Ontario #2488 Bronte Road (Old Hwy. 25) Part of Lot 31, Concession 1 South of Dundas" Blood Street was Bronte Road and ...
    ImageText     Handwritten on this 1906 photograph is "Blood Street, Palermo". According to the 2008 report by Heritage Consultant T. Murison, "Heritage Building Investigation Report ; Benjamin Smith House Palermo, Ontario #2488 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Box of John Durlan Smith
    Image       The box has the initials, JDS, hammered in tacks into the lid.
    Image     The box has the initials, JDS, hammered in tacks into the lid.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Buildings Being Moved For Road Widening, Palermo, 1940's
    Image       Photograph TTHSACL00048f .pdf text: This building has small 6/6 windows on the second floor, and an oddly placed door on the corner of the gable facade suggesting it may have been a store or possibly a post office. On the adjoining elevation, the outline of the smaller wing (with two ...
    Image     Photograph TTHSACL00048f .pdf text: This building has small 6/6 windows on the second floor, and an oddly placed door on the corner of the gable facade suggesting it may have ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Cecil Norton with Percherons
    Image       Cecil Norton taking the children for a sleigh ride.
    Image     Cecil Norton taking the children for a sleigh ride.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Cecil Norton with Son Grant on Fordson Tractor
    Image       Linked here is a photograph of the family house and the story of the start of the bus line operated and owned by the family. The Halton District School Board honoured Cecil by naming the school nearby the old house after him. "C. H. Norton Public School was named for ...
    Image     Linked here is a photograph of the family house and the story of the start of the bus line operated and owned by the family. The Halton District School Board ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Cleaning Bricks At Palermo United Church, 1982
    ImageText       Brick cleaning 1982
    ImageText     Brick cleaning 1982
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Doubleframe Photographs, Unknown Members of the Smith Family, Palermo, early to mid-1800's
    Image       Unfortunately, no record of who these people are has survived but because the photographs are glass photographic prints, we know they were taken prior to 1890 as by that time this old photographic technology had been replaced. The young women look to be sisters, very close in age. We also ...
    Image     Unfortunately, no record of who these people are has survived but because the photographs are glass photographic prints, we know they were taken prior to 1890 as by that time ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Edwin and Carola Darlington, 1923
    ImageText       Above Mr. and Mrs. Ted Darlington c1923
    ImageText     Above Mr. and Mrs. Ted Darlington c1923
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Eyeglasses of the Smith Family, Palermo
    Image       This collection of eyeglasses and their cases was found inside the wood box with the initials, "JDS" described in another record. The box was made for John Dorland Smith but over the years, likely other family members put things into it for safe-keeping, so we don't know exactly who used ...
    Image     This collection of eyeglasses and their cases was found inside the wood box with the initials, "JDS" described in another record. The box was made for John Dorland Smith but ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Family of Walker and Keturah Smith
    ImageText       "Page 2" of this record is the back of the photograph where the people are identified. Top back row standing left to right is: Mrs. W. Smith (Keturah nee Inglehart), Mr. Walker Smith her husband, Mr. David McLaren and his wife Mrs. Amanda McLaren, sister of Walker. Sitting left to ...
    ImageText     "Page 2" of this record is the back of the photograph where the people are identified. Top back row standing left to right is: Mrs. W. Smith (Keturah nee Inglehart), ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Farm Machinery Sales and Gas Station, Palermo
    ImageText       Signs on the building read, “Goodyear Tires”, “Myers Sprayers Sales and Service W. D. Wise”, “Oliver Authorized Sales Service”, “B-A Service Products” and over the door, “Goodison-Oliver Finest in Farm Machinery”.
    ImageText     Signs on the building read, “Goodyear Tires”, “Myers Sprayers Sales and Service W. D. Wise”, “Oliver Authorized Sales Service”, “B-A Service Products” and over the door, “Goodison-Oliver Finest in Farm ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Gardens At Lazy Pat Farm
    Image       In 1945, Joseph and Yvonne Piggott, of the Hamilton Piggott Construction family, bought two farms of 220 acres including 3269 and 3271 Dundas Street in the old Trafalgar Township, now Oakville, Ontario. Mrs. Piggott used the working farm as a summer home, visiting every Sunday and entertaining friends and business ...
    Image     In 1945, Joseph and Yvonne Piggott, of the Hamilton Piggott Construction family, bought two farms of 220 acres including 3269 and 3271 Dundas Street in the old Trafalgar Township, now ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Grain Threshing Machine, 1920s
    Image       This grain threshing machine was on the farm of the Smith family sometime in about the early 1920s. Most farmers would not have purchased their own thresher but arranged with the owner to come in turn to their farm. The man near the rear of the machine is likely Arthur ...
    Image     This grain threshing machine was on the farm of the Smith family sometime in about the early 1920s. Most farmers would not have purchased their own thresher but arranged with ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Hagar House, Palermo, circa 2008
    Image       This house was built on Lot 31, Concession 1, located on the north side of Dundas Street West, west of Old Bronte Road. It was one removed from the corner at the northwest corner of this intersection. The street address was 3015 Dundas St. The house was built after 1867 ...
    Image     This house was built on Lot 31, Concession 1, located on the north side of Dundas Street West, west of Old Bronte Road. It was one removed from the corner ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Harvey Morris Switzer House
    ImageText       Switzer-At his residence, Palermo, Oct. 17th, Major H.M. Switzer, of the 20th Battalion, Lorne Rifles, aged 68 years. Major Switzer was one of Halton's most prominent and respected residents. He emigrated to Canada from the County of Limerick, Ireland, in 1832, with his parents, William and Eliza Switzer. They settled ...
    ImageText     Switzer-At his residence, Palermo, Oct. 17th, Major H.M. Switzer, of the 20th Battalion, Lorne Rifles, aged 68 years. Major Switzer was one of Halton's most prominent and respected residents. He ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Houses, Old Bronte Road at Dundas in March 2014
    Image       A series of 7 photographs taken in March 2014 to document the homes and old buildings at Palermo on Old Bronte Road, south of Dundas Street. Shown first is the Bartman house with the blacksmith shop in behind it to the left. 2480 Old Bronte Rd. sits on the west ...
    Image     A series of 7 photographs taken in March 2014 to document the homes and old buildings at Palermo on Old Bronte Road, south of Dundas Street. Shown first is the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Interior of Palermo Methodist Church, Early 1900s
    ImageText       Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
    ImageText     Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Isaac and Hannah Smith
    Image       Isaac's parents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township, in the area of Tansley. The family was large, bringing 4 children with 8 more children born in Upper Canada. Isaac was their oldest son. Isaac received the land titles to various lots ...
    Image     Isaac's parents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township, in the area of Tansley. The family was large, bringing 4 children with ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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