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  • Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - Trafalgar Township Historical Society Annual General Meeting. 7:00-9:00pm at the schoolhouse
    We are pleased to announce that Richard Collins will be our guest speaker. We will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Canada's flag as Richard shares slides of some of the flag ideas that were submitted by the public in 1964. Be prepared for a night of trivia as we learn about some of Canada's other official symbols; some well known, some not so well known.

    We will have short break for refreshments- please feel free to bring a treat to share.

    We will end the evening with our annual report and election of board members. Attached are the financials [DOCX] for 2014 and the annual report of activities. Please consider joining us on the board. We have positions available. We meet 5 times a year on Friday afternoons just after our regular Archives Open Houses. Please contact me if you are interested in a board or other volunteer opportunity. michelle@tths.ca

    If you are a current member we ask that you let us know if you are in favour of waiving the requirement of a financial audit. An audit would cost aprox $2,000 and we do not have enough income to cover this expense. Our treasurer Mario Testa mtesta@taxrecoveries.com has prepared the financials and can be reached if you have any questions.


Ongoing Events
  • The Trafalgar Township Historical Society holds scanning days every other month during our open house and at our fall fair in September. The scanning project has so far recorded more than 1,000 family and historic photos from Trafalgar Township.

    Scanning Instructions

    Naming your images: We use a particular file naming convention so before you begin your scanning work, please contact TTHS who will provide more information about assigning the correct names to each image.

    Scanning your photos: In an effort to create archival quality versions of original images, it is necessary to use the following settings when scanning photographs on any scanner:
    1. 600 dpi resolution
    2. Photograph setting (as opposed to text, etc.)
    3. Full colour (While many photographs being scanned are in black and white, full colour allows us to be true to the original's colouring and nuances.
    4. Save image as a TIFF with no compression


    Sending images to TTHS: Due to the size of these images, it is best to save them onto DVD-RW, but CD-RW are a consideration depending on the age and availability of the equipment with which you are working. They can then be mailed to TTHS c/o 97 Roxton Rd Oakville On L6H 6V3. Do not attempt to email these files, as their large size will cause significant difficulties with your computer and/or your e-mail provider.


Schoolhouse Rentals
The Schoolhouse is available for community rentals at $20/hour. Contact Gord Kaitting or Mario Testa (see the Contacts page) for more information




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