Tri-County Heritage Club

 

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Officers 2022

President
Chris Talbot

Vice-President
Alex Bosley

Secretary
Ray Smith

Treasurer
Ross Desjardine

Membership Chair
Ray & Barb Smith

 

Directors

Hank Arnold

Alex Bosley

Eileen Armstrong

John Harris

Jeremy Robson

Katelyn O'Neil

Chris Talbot

Bill Giffin

Bev Hughes

 

Sunshine Person

Sharyn Fisher

 

History 

The Tri-County Heritage Club had its beginnings with the Ilderton Centennial celebrations in July 1976.  A group of volunteers organized an historical agricultural display on the fair grounds for this event.  After the celebrations were over, those involved held a meeting to determine if they should form an organization to host a similar event each year.  There was enough enthusiasm to make application to become a chartered non-profit organization.  On March 25, 1977 the Charter for the Tri-County Heritage Club was signed by Sidney B. Handleman, Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations.  On May 26, 1977 the club’s official Letters of Patent for Incorporation were signed and the club officially appointed its Officers.  An agreement was reached with the Ilderton Agricultural Society and the Township of London to use the Ilderton Fair Grounds and Arena to hold an annual show on the second full weekend in July.  This arrangement has continued.

 

Motto

 The club’s motto is:   Help Us Preserve Our Past


Purpose

The purpose of the Tri-County Heritage Club is:

a)            To hold and acquire artifacts of bygone eras, especially those artifacts used or manufactured for domestic and agricultural purposes;

b)            To maintain a museum as a depository for pioneer relics and artifacts;

c)             To promote public interest in the uses made by the pioneers of various artifacts, in domestic and agricultural use;

d)            To encourage research into the history of the Counties of Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin; and

e)           To encourage the preservation, study and creation of handicrafts of the pioneers of Canada and Western Ontario, and in particular of the said Counties of Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin in the Province of Ontario.

Membership (see application form, click here)

Annual Fees:

            $20 per couple.

 Information:

            Ray and Barb Smith

            R.R. #3 Thorndale, ON  N0M 2P0

            (519) 461-1974

            E-mail:  raysmith@execulink.com

Meetings

TBC post pandemic.

Archive

2010 Show Featured in Old Autos

Click here for a transcript.

 

Annual Show & Events

2022 July 8th to 10th

 

 

Show Contacts:

President – Chris Talbot (519-659-4286)

Secretary – Ray Smith (519-461-1974)

Flea Market – (519-229-8776)

E-mail:  heritageclub@ilderton.ca

Newsletter:  heritagenews@ilderton.ca

 Mailing address:

Tri-County Heritage Club, 22679 Wonderland Rd. N., R.R. #3 Ilderton, Ontario N0M 2A0

DOWNLOADS

2022 poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Club Events

 

Harvest Days at

Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London, Ontario

 Aug 20th & 21st 2022

Threshing, plowing, demonstrations and displays

 

 

Links

Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London, Ontario                  www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

Country Heritage Park, Milton, Ontario             www.countryheritagepark.com

Western Ontario Steam Threshers Assoc.                     www.steamthresher.com

Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Assoc.                 www.steam-era.com

Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Assoc. Inc.  www.blythsteamshow.on.ca

Georgian Bay Steam & Gas Assoc.                              www.steamshow.ca

Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Club. Inc.   www.essexsteamandgasengine.com

The Bruce County Heritage Assoc.                               www.bruceheritage.org

Waterloo County Steam Threshers        www.waterloocountysteamthreshers.com

 

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