Learn about key events in the history of Halton Hills, including the history of Georgetown, Acton and surrounding communities.

Browse our Local History Kits

The local history kits provide tools and resources for historical research in Halton Hills. They are available for all ages and for all types of historical research. The kits include resource guides based on school curriculums and common areas of interest, and instructions on searching our online local history resources.  

Popular areas of research include family history and genealogy, historic businesses and buildings, and local communities. The resource guides and tips throughout the kit will help you with your research. Local History Kits can be borrowed for a six-week period. 

Each Kit Contains: 

  • Georgetown: Reflections of a Small Town (2006), John Mark Benbow Rowe 

  • Acton: The History of Leathertown (2002), John Mark Benbow Rowe 

  • Collections 1, J.M.B. Rowe, Dawn Livingstone, and Elaine Robinson, eds. 

  • Collections 3, J.M.B. Rowe, Walter Lewis and Geoff Cannon, eds. 

  • Acton`s Early Days: Recollections of the “Old Man” (2006), H.P. Moore 

  • Halton Sketches Revisited: Historical Tales of People and Events in North Halton (2003), John McDonald 

Resource Guidebook
  • Online search strategies 

  • Community histories 

  • Historical timeline 

  • Special topic resource guides 

  • Maps 

  • “Collections 2” Excerpts