page contains books of local historical interest. These books are NOT
published or sold by the Port Maitland "On the Grand" Historical
Association. Clicking on the links on this page will open external web
Dunnville District Heritage Association (DDHA) Other
DDHA was founded more than 25 years
ago to preserve and promote the history of Dunnville and surrounding
areas. The Association offers
information and assistance in researching local history and genealogy,
books, and sponsors several free programs every year. The
archives are located in the Lalor Room at
the Dunnville Public Library, 317 Chestnut Street. The Lalor Room
is staffed by volunteers and
open to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. - 1
February through November and by appointment.
For inquiries and to arrange an
appointment, visitors can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A detailed history of Dunnville and the townships
of Canborough, Sherbrooke, Dunn, Moulton & South Cayuga from
times to the early 1990s. Hardcover, 552
pgs, 8-1/2”x 11”, with personal name and general indexes. $12.00.
GRAND RIVER NAVAL DEPOT - The story of the Grand River Naval Depot built in 1815 on the present site of Pt. Maitland—its construction, operation, use, and abandonment in 1834. Softcover, 66 pgs. 8-1/2” x 11”. $7.00. NOTE: This publication is only available through email request.
BRINGING BACK THE PAST - A popular “picture book,” with more than 200 black and white photos of days past in Dunnville, introduced by a brief historical overview. Softcover, 96 pgs, 6” x 9”. $10.00.
DUNNVILLE HEROES - The W. T. Robb and the Dunnville Naval Brigade in the 1866 Fenian Invasion. Softcover, 62 pgs, 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. $10.00.
MOHAWK ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE - The story of Mohawk Island Lighthouse--its construction starting in 1846, a century of lighthouse keepers, and the fight to stop the destruction of this historic landmark. Softcover, 27 pgs, 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. $8.00.
THE SENATOR FROM STROMNESS - The life and times of Scottish immigrant Lachlan McCallum, from boat builder to politician, most notably Captain of the Dunnville Naval Brigade during the Fenian Invasion and, subsequently, a socially responsible Senator. Softcover, 86 pgs, 6” x 9”. $7.00.