The Newcastle Village and District Historical Society, in Newcastle, Ontario was formed by a group of citizens in 1981 to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the former Village of Newcastle and its immediate environs. Today, we have an extensive collection of artifacts, documents and photographs and offer help with research into the history of the area, including its businesses and families.

We are located in the former public library in the Newcastle Community Hall. We have permanent and special displays in the historical room and are open to the public. We are a registered charity, supported by our almost 200 members, local sponsors and donors, with some additional assistance from the Town of Clarington and the Government of Canada (Canada Summer Jobs). We welcome all new members and donors!

News & Events

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Newcastle Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, Nov. 19

Come out and enjoy the fun and merriment at the annual Newcastle Santa Claus Parade through downtown on Sunday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m.! The Newcastle Village and District Historical Society will have a float in the parade and we are looking for volunteers. We need two men as loggers and two people to carry … Read more
Culture Days

Farm Families Celebration – September 30, 2018

A celebration of the family farm On Saturday, September 30, we will be hosting Culture Days featuring what it would have been like to live on a farm in bygone days. Come out and see our tractors! Take our “What is it?” quiz. Visit the other displays in the History Room. As part of Culture … Read more
Fanning Mill

NVDHS at Orono Fair – September 7-10

Come visit us in the arena at the Orono Fair, September 7-10. We’ll have a fun “What is it?” quiz featuring items found in a historic farm kitchen. Come and test your knowledge and find out a bit more about your community history!
Heritage Day - June 25, 2017

Heritage Day – June 25

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Newcastle Community Hall Local family genealogy Kids corner Heritage demonstrations Antiques Local historical videos Collections by local residents Historical displays Music Participants/Exhibits Ganaraska Quilters Guild Spinners and Weavers Orono Fair Booklet Group Durham Farm Families Walbridge, Jose & Chapman Families Newcastle Lion’s Club Blackburn Family Stapleton … Read more

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