Historical Photograph Archive

The Whitestone Historical Photograph Archive is part of the Our Digital World Project, which catalogues the photographs and stories of municipalities within Ontario.

Local History Collection

We have a collection of local history books in our non-fiction section. The majority of our local history collection is reference only. Full booklist below.

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Local History

Local History Collection Booklist

Pioneering Spirit / Elizabeth Luther

Murder and Mayhem at Waubamik: The Shooting of Thomas Jackson / Adrian Hayes

Backhouses of the North / Muriel E. Newton-White

Guide book & Atlas of Muskoka and Parry Sound

Parry Sound - Logging Days / John Macfie

A Long Night in Codroy / Donald G. Dodds

Off the Beaten Path at Golden Valley / Walter Hesman

The Doctor Who Never Refused a Call / M. A. Whittick

Letters Home / John Macfie

Fighting for Home and Country: Women Who Remember World War II / Janine Roelens-Grant

Looking Back with the Magnetawan Women's Institute

These Our Ancestors Were: Districts of Parry Sound and Muskoka

In Celebration of the Old Nipissing Road

Meanderings and Memories: Christie Township 

East Georgian Bay Historical Journal, Volumes I-III (1981-1983)

Star Gazing: Reflections from the Parry Sound North Store / Laura Knight Heidman

Over the Hills to Georgian Bay: The Ottawa, Arnprior, and Parry Sound Railway / Niall MacKay

Hudson Bay Watershed: A Photographic Memoir of the Ojibway, Cree, and Oji-Cree / John Macfie and Bash Johnston

Now and Then: Footnotes to Parry Sound History / John Macfie

Now and Then: More Footnotes to Parry Sound History / John Macfie

Now and Then: Still More Footnotes to Parry Sound History / John Macfie

Parry Sound Old Times: Essays on Parry Sound District History / John Macfie

Lots More Parry Sound Stories: Essays on Parry Sound District History / John Macfie

Sons of the Pioneers: Memories of Veterans of the Algonquin Regiment / John Macfie

Tales from Another Time: Oral History of Early Times in Parry Sound District / John Macfie

McKellar Memories / Evelyn Watkins Moore

Along Memory Lane with Hagerman People: 1868-1972

Espanola on the Spanish / George R. Morrison

Then and Now: West Parry Sound Schools, 1865-1981. Volumes 1-3

Ontario Memories: Uncover the fascinating past of 73 communities we call home / Terry Boyle

Up the Great North Road: The Story of an Ontario Colonization Road / John Macfie

Disappearing Ontario: Images from our vanishing countryside / Ron Brown

Parry Sound 1987-1987 Historical Miniatures / Gustav A. Richar

The Free Grant Lands of Canada: from practical experience of bush farming in the free grant districts of Muskoka & Parry Sound / Thomas McMurray

Hagerman Centennial 1890-1990

Want to learn more about your history?

Ancestry Library Edition is free to use in library. Discover your past through census data, vital records, passenger lists, military records, and photographs. If you would like assistance when using this or any other of our local history tools, be sure schedule an appointment with a staff member.