The Way We Were: Archives Collection and Image of the Month Series

The main role of the City Archives is to manage government records with long-term business value. The City of Vaughan Archives also collects, preserves and makes available for research permanently valuable non-government records from the Vaughan community that document the rich and diverse heritage of the City of Vaughan. Every month we’ll share pieces of Vaughan’s heritage in a regular feature called The Way We Were.

To view more from the City’s archival collections, visit the City of Vaughan’s Facebook page.


Image of the month: Woodbridge Fall Fair Poster, 1985 

Woodbridge Fall Fair Poster 1985 MG 3

This poster was produced by the Woodbridge Agricultural Society in 1985 to promote the 138th year of the Woodbridge Fall Fair. The Fair, which began in 1847, is currently celebrating its 168th year, and will be taking place at the Woodbridge Fairgrounds this coming October 10-12th, 2015.

Collection of the month: Nashville Cemetery Company Fonds 

Nashville Cemetery Company fonds (M987.5)

Formed in 1912, the Nashville Cemetery Company was established by 14 local investors connected with the Zoar Primitive Methodist Church Cemetery. Responsible for the administration, oversight and upkeep of the Nashville Cemetery (located in Concession 9, Lot 24 – present day  10445 Huntington Road), the Company oversaw the management of the cemetery until 1971, when the Town of Vaughan assumed this function. Consisting of 27 cm, and over 500 items of textual records, the fonds contains plot indexes, deeds, financial records and minutes relating to the operation of the Cemetery Company during its 59 years of operation.

Jill Shaw
Archival Records Analyst
City of Vaughan Archives
City Clerk’s Office

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