A list of projects that were made possible by our York Chapter!


Black Creek Pioneer Village projects, to which the York Chapter contributed, include:

Relocation of a log schoolhouse from Lot 16, Con 4, Vaughan Township (Sherwood)

Implementation of a craft program

Repairs to the roof of the old Schoolhouse

The reconstruction of an apple storage cellar originally built on the farm of Jacob Smith in 1850

Relocation of the original Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Manse










Richmond Hill Library display windows










Catering for a Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner for 1200 people attending a conference at the Village

Relocation of the Toll House

Creation of a foursquare garden behind the Stong homestead

Restoration of the Nesbitt Sawmill

Restoration of the Stong Pioneer Cemetery including markers and fence

Copies of Corn Wheat & Maple Syrup, The Baker Family Story video

Restoration of the Dalziel Barn


Other community projects which the York Chapter has supported, include:

Demonstration of butter making at the International Ploughing Match at Massey Ferguson Farms in 1965

The Vaughan Township Historical Society publication of the History of Vaughan Township by G. Elmore Reaman

Markham Historical Society publication of a history of Markham, 1793 Markham 1900

Relocation of a Reef Ring slaughterhouse from Udora to Markham Museum

Mennonite Central Committee

Donation of copies of Vol. 9 More Hamlets of York to the York Region Public and Separate School Boards

Relocation of the Sam Housser Workshop to Markham Museum

Restoration of the verandah of the Stong House at York University

Development of an educational program for use in The Buttonville Historic Schoolhouse

Grant to York University to research Pioneer Folklore

Restoration of the octagonal “Dead” House in the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Restoration of the front doors of the Guild Hall in Richmond Hill

Construction of the Bicentennial Monument at the Markham Civic Centre

Kitchen renovations in the Victoria Square Community Hall

Markham Historical Society toward the construction of the Pavilion at Markham Museum

The Richmond Hill Historical Society production of the Emergency, Dr. Jim Langstaff, A Real Prescription video

Markham Historical Society for the production of the From Royalty to Main Street, the Leadbetter Family in Markham video

Production of the No Borders video

Relocation of a log house at Whitchurch Stouffville Museum

Publication of York County Mouldings by George Duncan

Donation of 100 copies of video Corn, Wheat & Maple Syrup (Baker video) to the Toronto Region Conservation Authority for resale to assist in the preservation of the Baker Maple Sugar Bush

Restoration of the Markham Railway Station

Restoration of the King City Railway Station

Building a replica Conestoga wagon in conjunction with private donations from members to recognize 200 years of the Pennsylvania Germans in York County

Settlers Day at Markham Museum on June 12, 2004

Preparing and installing a plaque on the Markham Bicentennial Monument to honour 69 Pennsylvania German families who came to York County between 1803 and 1816

Plaque unveiling ceremony at the Markham Civic Centre on July 4, 2004 to celebrate 200 years in York County

Donations of complete sets of PGFSO publications to Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Markham libraries

Moving costs of the 1845 Victoria Square Methodist Church

Donation for a heritage sign to be placed in the Horner Family Cemetery in Richmond Hill

Conestoga Wagon use in the Unionville Festival and the Markham Canada Day parades

Donation to York Foodgrains Bank

Partnership Donation to the printing of Volume 19 of the Canadian-German Folklore Series

Donation to Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo