About the Hamilton Historical Board

In order for the City of Hamilton to qualify for operating grants for its Civic Museums, the Provincial Ministry of Culture requires a separate board to oversee their operation.

The Mission of the Hamilton Historical Board is to advise City Council on heritage matters, and to promote the awareness and appreciation of Hamilton’s history and heritage through presentation.

The Mandate of the Hamilton Historical Board is:

  • To advise and make recommendations to City Council on all matters pertaining to the operation of the Hamilton Civic Museums and their collections;
  • To promote public appreciation of Hamilton’s history and heritage;
  • To encourage the collection, protection, and preservation of Hamilton’s history and heritage.

The Hamilton Historical Board is attached to the Tourism and Culture Division, and reports to City Council through the Emergency and Community Services Committee.

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