Discover Your Historical Dundas

Welcome to an interactive journey through Dundas’ past.

Discover the History of Dundas, Ontario

An Interactive Map of the Community of Dundas

Discover historical Dundas through the homes, buildings, people, and artifacts that tell the story of the community.

Make sure to share a story of your own.

Land Acknowledgment

As a heritage organization dedicated to historical memory and the spirit of reconciliation, the Dundas Museum and Archives acknowledges that the community of Dundas is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Peoples. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This land is also covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, made between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit Nation.

Today, Dundas and the City of Hamilton are home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America). We recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.

About Dundas, Ontario

Dundas is a community tucked beneath the Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario, Canada. It became incorporated as a town on July 28, 1847, and remained a distinct municipality until its amalgamation with the City of Hamilton on January 1, 2001. The Community of Dundas today, with its picturesque downtown, heritage homes, and tree-lined streets has become the arts and cultural heart of the area.

The Dundas Museum & Archives

The Dundas Museum & Archives houses more than 16,000 artifacts and over 300 metres of documents, spanning the entire history of the Dundas Valley – from 150 million-year-old calcite crystals to photos from the 2010 Dundas Hockeyville to memories of the COVID-19 pandemic! These valuable resources can tell us the stories of how we used to live and who we have become over time.Logo of the Dundas Museum & Archives

The Dundas Museum viewed from Park Street. On the left, the brick building has the former name of the museum, the Dundas Historical Society Museum.

The Discover Your Historical Dundas project is supported in part by the City of Hamilton’s City Enrichment Fund