South Dumfries Historical Society


The South Dumfries Historical Society was founded in February 2003 to continue the operation of the community’s museum. The museum had been developed by the St. George/South Dumfries Trade and Tourism Association in the 1990’s, but with the dissolution of this body, the museum was in jeopardy. An enthusiastic group of citizens banded together to form the SDHS and to preserve the history of their community.


The South Dumfries Historical Society was created to:

Arouse and stimulate interest in the story of the people and places of the former South Dumfries Township, including the villages of St. George, Glen Morris and Harrisburg.

Collect, classify, edit and preserve information and objects related to the former Township.

Disseminate material so collected by publishing, by holding meetings for the presentation of papers and discussion, and by marking historical sites of interest and significance.

We invite you to join the SDHS and become a partner in preserving our community’s history.