Nasagiweya Historical Society
Meetings and Events
Next meeting
November 10th, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Nassagaweya Presybterian church
3097 - 15 Sideroad, (Haltonville) Campbellville (east of guelph Line)
Nasagiweya Historical Society
will have a
vendor table

Books and print of Haltonville for sale.

Come and visit us here.
We will have a table at this event
The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society hosts
            The Twenty-Fifth Annual Book Fair
            St. James United Church Fellowship Hall
            306 Parkside Drive
            Waterdown, Ontario
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
            Free Admission           Free Parking      Lunch Available        Wheelchair accessible
Two seminars on Genealogy by Ruth Blair of approximately
45 minutes each, at 10 AM and 1 PM
‘Beginning Your Genealogy’ and ‘Researching Your Halton and Wentworth County Ancestors’
Obituary of Reid Kennedy
Kennedy, Reid
Peacefully, after a short illness, Reid died on October 29, 2015 surrounded by friends and family at Guelph General Hospital. Beloved husband of Margaret nee von Wahl. Loving father of George. Predeceased by his parents, Mitch and Edna and by his nieces, Amanda and Laura. Brother of Tina Kennedy, Beth McEachern and husband Walt, Rod Kennedy and wife Tammy, and Scott Kennedy. Dear son-in-law of Hans and Heidy von Wahl. Brother-in-law of Phil Guimaraes, Cathy and Doug Walker, Isabel and Emery Soos. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews and grand-nieces. Living in Eden Mills for the last 34 years, Reid was the creator of the North Halton Compass newspaper and researched family and Nassageweya Township history. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at J Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James St., Milton (905) 878-2669 on Wednesday November 4, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 15 Side Road east of Guelph Line, Campbellville on Thursday November 5, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Donations in Reid's memory to the "Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church" for historical maintenance would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left online at

                TUESDAY JULY 14TH, 2015 
     Visit to FAIRVIEW CEMETERY, Acton.
  • For those who wish to carpool, please meet at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church at 7 pm and we will gather at the cemetery at 7:30 pm.

(if it should happen to rain and/or thunder and lighting, we will meet at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church for our meeting)

There will be two different stops and some of the stones are very close to the roads in the cemetery and can be viewed from the road  You may want to bring some insect repellant and also water.

  1. From Nassagaweya Presbyterian church, proceed left (east) to Highway 25. Turn left at the lights at Speyside.
  2. Upon approaching Acton town limits, you are now on Main St. (Highway 25) and you will pass Kingham Rd. and Ransom St. on the left, then you will see a retaining wall just before Cobblehill Rd. where you will make a left turn (there is a Canada Post box on the corner). 
  3. Then after entering the front gates, stay to the right and proceed along to the end just before it makes a circle around the columbarium. We will park along there first.  We will move the cars to a second area after seeing this area.
More details and information to follow. (Changes to meeting pertaining to weather will be updated here)
Location Change: Due to weather,  tonight's meeting will meet at Nassagaweya Presbyterian church at 7:30 pm. We have a PowerPoint presentation of the grave sites that we had planned to stop at,  as well as information on the families.
Next meeting: Tuesday June 9th, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where:  Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church -15th Sideroad.  

 "Show and Tell"!
Please get out your favourite historical stories and "stuff
Bring an item of historical significance and tell us about it
(max. time 5 min)
Possible show on the first Steam Era event. 
Stay tuned!
See you there!!
Also at Tuesday June 9th meeting, will be re-election of officers that took place originally at our April annual meeting. If you are a member in good standing and wish to run for President, Vice president, Secretary, Treasurer, or Director, please respond to
Speaker:  JUDY MARSH
History of Homes she has owned in Nassagaweya
Tuesday May 12th, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Meeting at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 - 15th Sideroad (east of Guelph Line at Haltonville)

Tuesday April 14th, 2015  - 7:30 p.m.
Meeting at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 -15th Sideroad (east of Guelph Line at Haltonville)
  • Election of Officers and Directors
(Please fill out and send nomination forms in advance as instructed on form - find form attached)
2015 Nomination Form.pdf
click to download
ANNUAL IRISH STEW DINNERand renewal of membership
Come out and join us for some great homemade Irish Stew, Salad,& Desert.
 Date: Tuesday March 10th, Time: @ 6 pm 
Cost: $12.00 (same price as last year)

3097 15 Sideroad (Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church)
 Please RSVP your attendance to: Carman Wilson @ -
Hope to see you there for some luck of the Irish! Joyce Parker-Paul, Secretary NHS
Date: Tuesday, December 9th
Time: 6:00pm

Place: Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097-15th Sideroad, east of Guelph Line
Bring: your favourite hot dish, or side dish or a dessert to share with everyone else.
Entertainment : the boys we have had from previous years will be singing Christmas carols
         (Rob Stark, Barry Parsons, George Garret will be missed as he have moved out west)

Sunday December 21st, 2014
Campbellville Santa Claus Parade
Regular Meeting
Tuesday November 11th, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church
(3097 - 15 Sideroad at Haltonville
east of Guelph Line)
Rememberance Day
We will be watching a
presented by Carman Wilson
Haltonville Plaque Dedication
Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church 3007 - 15 Sideroad Nassagaweya (Haltonville)

Local Author and historian Jean Somerville will be sharing highlights from her newbook,“He Did It All With Dignity and Dispatch: A Biography of Andrew WilliamFrank”. It is the story of her father, Andy Frank, one-time sheriff of Halton County, great humanitarian and devoted family man
Tuesday September 9th - 7:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting
at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church - 3097 015 Sideroad (Haltonville) Campbellville (just east of Guelph Line)
Speaker Brian Thompson (Streetcars of Canada)
Nasagiweya Historical Society has a vendor table Saturday and Sunday at the Steam Era, Country Heritage Park , 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton August 29th - September 1st. Stop by and visit us in the Puslinch Township Hall.
August12th, 2014 - BBQ - 6:00 p.m. $5
at the home of
Ed and Mabel Parker, 13488 - 2nd Line Nassagaweya
(north of the 28th Sideroad on west side of road)

Door Prize and 50/50 draw
Meat, buns and fix'ens supplied, bring salad or dessert to share
All new members, please come meet and greet the rest of the members!

Nasagiweya Historical Society has a Vendor Table at The Halton County Radial Railway Museum 13629 Guelph Line 60th Anniversary Celebrations– Saturday, July 19 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Come celebrate with us. There will be lots to do and see, including a Community Fair featuring local vendors; opening ceremonies featuring Mayor Gordon Krantz, Mayor of Milton; unlimited streetcar rides and more. Admission: $13/adult $10/youth.   Drive-In Theatre!  (separate evening event), 8:00pm - Come see Back to the Future III on the big screen! We're used to traveling back in time, so this seemed like a good fit. Watch Canadian actor, Michael J. Fox as he travels back in time to the wild west. Did we mention there will be popcorn? First come, first serve. Space is limited. Tickets sold at the door. $12/adult & $10/child. CASH ONLY.

July 8th, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Campbellville Burying Grounds (narrator Ken Wilson)
McLaren Drive,  Campbellville 
(on top of hill behind Lions Hall overlooking the pond)

June 21st
Walking Tour and Vendor Table at
Campbellville's 100th Anniversary

May 13th, 2014 7:30 p.m.  
Narrated Video of Campbellville and Lowville
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church
3097 - 15 Sideroad (at Haltonville) Campbellville

June 10th 7:30 p.m.
Membership Wallking Tour of Campbellville
St. David's Presbyterian Church
History Day
Churches of Nassagaweya Open Doors
Saturday May 24th
-  1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The churches of Nassagaweya will have their doors open for you on Saturday May 24th ~ Stop by and see these historical structures and find out their history~ Also will have some family histories  available to view

Pick up information on the Nasagiweya Historical Society and Destination Campbellville's Events that will be happening for Campbellville's 100th Celebration on June 20th and June 21st.  
Churches particpating are:

  • St. David's Presbyterian Church, 132 Main Street, n village of Campbellville
  • St. Johns Anglican Church, 10009 Guelph Line (at 10th Sideroad) Campbellville
  • Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 - 15th Sideroad (at Haltonville) Campbellville
  • Ebenezer United Church, 12274 Guelph Line (north of Brookville) Campbellville
(Election of new officers for May 2014-April 2015)
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church - 3097 15th Sideroad (Haltonville) 
Irish Stew Dinner
Tuesday March 11th, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church - 3097 15 Sideroad (Haltonville) Campbellville
(east of 15th Sideroad, north of 401 )
Dinner $12.00 (Please RSVP email: or call 519 837-9288)
Entertainment (George, Rob, Barry, Jim)
50/50 Draw (1/$2 or 3/$5) Raffle (1/3 or 3/$5)
Annual Membership: New or Renewal $20 per person
Can you Help us ............. Looking for "old" pictures of Campbellville 
Campbellville is celebrating their 100th Year of  being a police village (1914-2014)
on the weekend of June 21st, 2014
We are looking for any old photos dating back to the early 1900's
Nasagiweya Historical Society will be assisting Destination Campbellville with the celebration coordinating 

Please submit photo's to or contact us at
or or 519 837-9288

Tuesday December 10th, 2013  6:00 P.M.
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097-15thSideroad, Campbellville
"Those we shall not forget"
VHS Video arranged by Eli Daigle
Tuesday November  12th,2013  -  7:30 P.M.
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 - 15th Sideroad east of Guelph Line  

Larry Cotton, authour of Whiskie and Wickedness
Tuesday October 8th, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Nassagaweya Presbyterian church, 3097 15 sideroad, Campbellville 

Harvest Tea
Saturday October 5th, 2013
held at Ebenezer United Church - 12274 Guelph Line (9 km north of 401 between 20th and 25th Sideroads)
Cost $25 includes special appearance by Norma shephard with her Moble Millinery Museum
I Never Met a Hat I Didn't Like
Norma Shephard is the founder/director of the Mobile Millinery Museum & Costume Archive and the author of 1,000 Hats.
Tuesday September 10th, 2013 
Visit to the Wellington County Museum
Address: 536 County Road 18, Elora, ON N1M 0A1
Guided 1 hour 30 minute Tour starts at 2:30 p.m. Cost $5 each
PICNIC ON THE GROUNDS at 1.30 pm (if the weather is bad we can use an in side room for our picnic )
Please  RSVP as soon as possible to C. Wilson
Come Visit us Labour Day Weekend at the Steam Era,  Milton Fairgrounds
We will have a display booth  ~ Books, Memberships and Harvest Tea tickets available to purchase
Sunday August 18th, 2013
Nasagiweya Historical Society will have a vendor table at Mohawk Inn Grand-Reopening
please see information on attached link
We will have books for sale, memberships,  and information request
Please note this event
Weather pattern not looking too favourable for the BBQ to be held on the 13th.We would much prefer the fall back date of the 15th of August - weather looks much better - warmer and little risk of rain, thunderstorms etc. Even if it doesn't rain on the 13th, the grounds are not likely to be dry. We would appreciate postponing until Thursday.Thanks so much - sorry for inconveniencing everyone. George & Judy Marsh
Meat, buns and refreshments supplied - Bring your favourite salad and/or dessert
Bring a lawn chair
~ 50/50 Draw - Door Prize ~ 
Raindate: Thursday August 15th, 2013 same location and time
 RESCHEDULED DATE -Tuesday July 16th @ 7:30 p.m. 
Tuesday July 9th @ 7:30 p.m.
We will be attending at the location of  Al and Brenda Bousfield 
Historic Lumber
12478 Sixth Line, Nassagaweya (please review the map below)
 Please bring lunch, snacks and refreshments as usual.
For more informaiton contact:
Joyce Parker-Paul, secretary of Nasagiweya Historical society
or call Audrey Allison, president at (519) 837-9288 or

Spirit Walk, Crown Cemetery, Brock Road (Aberfoyle)
We will be joining Puslinch Historical Society at the Crown Cemetery
(Old No. 6 Highway north of  401)
Tuesday June 11th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Bring an easy to carry lawn chair (if you cannot stand for long period of time) Insect repellant 
(tailgate light lunch following)

May 14th, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 15 Sideroad, (Haltonville) Campbellville
~ History of Mother's Day ~ 
Everyone welcome 
Non members $3.00 per meeting  [Edit Text]
Annual Meeting
Tuesday April 9th, 2013 (7:30 p.m.)
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church,3097 - 15 Sideroad, Campbellville 
Review of Year, History Day
Election of New Officiers and Directors

Saturday April 6th,2013 (11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
at Nassagaweya Community and Tennis Centre (Guelph Line/401) Campbellville
 Zig Misiak, authour of War of 1812 Highligthing Native Nations and Native/First Nations in the War of 1812.  
Check out Zig's details at Real Peoples History - How to  perserve your history
(archival supplies and books avaiable for purchase) www/
Tuesday March 12th - 6:00 p.m.
Ebenezer United Church, 12274 Guelph Line (between 20 and 25 Sideroad) Campbellville
$10. per person,RSVP by March 6th to email:
or phone: 519 837-9288 or 905 854-2628
This is our membership renewal evening and members fundraiser
New members and memberships  welcome
Annual Potluck Dinner, Christmas Carol sing-a-long
Tuesday December 11th, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 - 15th Sideroad, (Haltonville, just east of Guelph Line) Campbellville 
"Visit to War Graves and Monuments in France and Belgium" 

power point presented by Larry Horne
Tuesday November 13th, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 - 15 Sideroad (Haltonville),Campbellville
~ Everyone welcome, non members $3.00 ~
"Blacksmiths of Nassagaweya" presented by Ken Wilson
Tuesday October  9th, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 15 Sideroad Nassagaweya, (Haltonville) Campbellville 
Tuesday September 11th, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Nassagaweya Presybterian Church (Hall), 3097-15th Sideroad Nassagaweya, Campbellville (just east of Guelph Line) 
Causes of the War of 1812
 Tuesday August 14th, 2012 - 5:00 p.m.
Annual Membership BBQ
at Cindy Lunau's  4159 - 25th Sideroad (east of Guelph Line)
Hamburg and Sausages supplied, bring your favourite salad or main dish and/or dessert
Remember a lawn chair.  
Tuesday July 10th, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
History of Trains by Charlene Tuersley
Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church, 3097 15 Sideroad, Campbellville.