Gravenhurst officials are looking back at some of the town’s historically significant moments and people.

The Gravenhurst Archives Board is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a collection of presentations showcasing the heritage of the town.

The first will feature historical sports greats of the community. Archive Chair Judy Humphries says there are many well-known athletes that have called Gravenhurst home. But, she’s reaching back further to some you may not have heard of who made major impacts in the sporting world.

Humphries says if you want to find out more about these past athletes you’ll have to wait until the presentation later this month.

Looking ahead, Humphries says there are six more presentations planned for the year focusing on more of Gravenhurst’s rich history.

The Gravenhurst Archive was created in 1978 by locals Marion and Cyril Fry. Humphries says over the decades they’ve collected some valuable curiosities and memorabilia.

She says the flow of historical documents and items hasn’t slowed down over the years either.

The first presentation in the archive series, aptly named ‘Sports Heroes You Didn’t Know We Had’, runs the night of February 27th. The Gravenhurst Public Library will be hosting the event in the Meeting Room at seven. You can keep up to date with all the upcoming presentations here.