The HSSD has a number of projects on the go, and we have completed a couple as well! Our current priority project is the Forward House Renovation.
The Next Great Save Competition
The National Trust for Canada is a national charity that supports organizations like ours in protecting our heritage. The National Trust for Canada has partnered with Ecclesiastical Insurance to create the Next Great Save Competition!
Over 30 heritage buildings were nominated to compete. Forward House, here in South Dundas managed to get to the short list of 10 finalists! Thanks to the hard work of the Historical Society of South Dundas we are competing against nine other very worthy sites across the country to garner the support of our allies and friends to win this very important competition!
We are in dire need of your help!
For just about a minute per day, from January 20th to February 22nd, you can vote on the Next Great Save website for our site to become the Next Great Save which will help us to breathe life back into Forward House and to create a hub for the heritage of South Dundas!
Forward House Renovation
The Historical Society of South Dundas (HSSD) is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of South Dundas. This goal galvanized HSSD to help save the Forward House from demolition in 2017 and develop a 5-year business plan for
Our mandate is simple... Protect, restore and renovate the heritage Forward house for public use, as a heritage venue, information centre and as an integral part of the Iroquois Waterfront Park and surrounding area.
A clear vision for the future... The Forward House is a vibrant community place, the home of HSSD and a welcome centre. It is sustained financially through a creative annual program of heritage inspired activities and events.
Join us…Planning and fundraising efforts to renovate the Forward house are ongoing. HSSD is grateful for the generosity of South Dundas residents and corporate citizens who are helping to make this project a success.
Our HSSD 2023 Memories of South Dundas calendars are still available at the following stores:
Iroquois - Mustard Variety, Esso Gas Station, Gilmer Pharmacy, Thompson Lumber, River Rat Treasures
Morrisburg - Valu Mart, Giant Tiger, Barnful O' Goodies
Brinston - Brinston General Store, H & I Country Supply
You can also message our Facebook account or contact any of our board members to purchase.
Only $15 each!