Port Hope Archives

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Port Hope Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Ganaraska Region Archives (1994-2005)
  • Ganaraska Region Archives (1994-2005)


  • Community

Contact area


Erin Walsh, archivist



Street address

17 Mill Street North


Port Hope



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Postal code




Description area


Established as the Ganaraska Region Archives in 1994 by the East Durham Historical Society and the Port Hope Branch of the A.C.O., and renamed the Port Hope Archives in 2005; the archives has been serving the Municipality of Port Hope for over 20 years. Supported by dedicated volunteers and generous members, the Archives provides access to archival materials related to Port Hope’s history.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Port Hope Archives exists to collect and preserve archival materials which illustrate the growth and development of the Municipality of Port Hope or which pertain in whole or in part to activities within the geographic boundaries of the Municipality of Port Hope.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies


17 Mill Street North was built in 1871 as the Registry Office for East Durham. It served as the LRO for over 100 years, closing in 1992. In 1994 it officially became an archives and is currently used as the Port Hope Archives. The building’s architecture follows the uniform plan developed by Kivas Tully, and approved by Order-in-Council, 9 Mar 1868. It is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.


Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm ; First Saturday of the month (October-May) 9am-1pm.

Access conditions and requirements


Building is not accessible. Please call the archives for research options if accessibility is a concern.

Services area

Research services

Archivist-conducted research services are available for $25.00/hour (first 1/2 hour free). Self-lead research is $10.00/visit; Members are free.

Reproduction services

Photocopies and scanning services are available. Prices are as follows: $0.50/page for B&W photocopies or PDF document scans; $1.00/page for colour photocopies; $5.00/image for photograph scans; $20.00/image for photograph prints; Copies are made according to current copyright legislation and at the discretion of the archivist.

Public areas

Control area

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Rules and/or conventions used


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

17 Mill Street North
Port Hope, Ontario