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Innisfil Old Girl Turns 100 Elderly woman in pink jacket looks at award certificate with man holding microphone
100 years old and still going strong!   Luella Donnelly Brookes turned 100 years young on August 10, 2016. Her family are long-time Innisfil residents and luckily we can trace some of her family history through pictures in the Innisfil Historical Society collection. Innisfil Historical Society
Goin' Postal Image of a crowd of people gathered in front of the Lefroy Post Office and General Store in the 19th century

What’s the last thing you mailed? Was it a bill payment? A Christmas card? Your census form? We receive things in our mailboxes almost daily, but actually sending handwritten letters for the sole purpose of “keeping in touch” seems to be a thing of the past now that we can make cheap long

Feeling hot hot hot? Cool down with these swimsuits! black and white photo of 5 ladies in bathing costumes

There's a heat wave hitting Innisfil, and there is no better way to cool down than by a visit to one of the many beaches on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe. With dreams of a cool breeze on our faces we thought we'd take a look at some of the bathing costumes worn in the past.


Remembering Brian Baker group of people at the volunteer awards

Long time Innisfil resident, and past president of the Innisfil, Simcoe County and Essa Historical Societies passed away on April 21, 2016. Brian’s contribution to local history research in our community was invaluable

What Have You Watched Lately? Image of Geoff Dawney during interview

While you may already be a fan of our enormous collection of photos and documents from Innisfil’s history, you may not be aware that we also regularly conduct interviews with long-time residents and talk about their memories of Innisfil. This is a wonderful way to get a personal touch that we

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