Historical Societies

Bastard & South Burgess Heritage Society

The Bastard and South Burgess Heritage Society began in 1995. It is a non-profit organization that promotes an awareness of the historical past of the area. We have an annual meeting and have information meetings, guest speakers, boat and bus tours and have published books. We are compiling authentic records, pictures and folklore of those who pioneered the land, in order to share the information with the community.

Joyce Gunnewiek

Chaffeys Lock and Area Heritage Society
Chaffeys Lock and Area Heritage Society

Established in 1980, the Chaffey's Lock and Area Heritage Society researches, preserves and presents historical and heritage information pertaining to the area around Chaffey's Lock, Ontario. To this end, the Heritage Society operates the Lockmaster's House Museum & maintains artifacts within. The Heritage Society also owns, maintains and operates the historic Chaffey's Lock Community Hall, maintains the Chaffey's Lock Cemetery, Memory Wall, Celtic Cross and the Marian Dunn Trail.

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1661 Chaffey's Lock Road,
Elgin, Ontario K0G 1E0

Delta Mill Society
Delta Mill Society

The Delta Mill Society is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. We are self-funded, relying on memberships, donations, sales from our gift shop, and proceeds from various fundraising activities. We also solicit government grants to help with specific projects (i.e. our large restoration project).

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Box 172,
Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
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Elgin and Area Heritage Society
Elgin and Area Heritage Society

The Elgin and Area Heritage Society (EAHS) undertakes and supports historical research and preservation in the Elgin, Ontario area. In recent years the EAHS has worked on restoring the Red Brick School in Elgin.


Portland on the Rideau Historical Society
Portland on the Rideau Historical Society

The objective of the Portland on the Rideau Historical Society is to document, collect and preserve the history of the village of Portland and the Big Rideau Lake area throughout its existence, with special emphasis on the village, the lake community and its natural setting.

PO Box 1,
Portland ON,KOG 1VO
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Rideau Lakes Township Logo

1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0

613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250

Fax: 613-928-3097


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After-Hours Road Emergency


Portland Transfer Station

4427H Old Kingston Road, Portland
1-800-928-2250 ext. 230
Open: Wednesdays & Saturdays
8:00am to 4:00pm