Historical Lighting Society of Canada

Visitors to our shop sometimes ask us about early Canadian lampss, where to get them repaired, or where they can meet other collectors.  We always direct them to the Historical Lighting Society of Canada (HLSC) for access to the country’s leading experts and to find out more about the history of this rich and varied part of our heritage.

Tulip and Star Stem Lamp

“Founded in 1981, the society is for all who have an interest of lighting of the past, and attracts membership from across Canada, the U.S. and abroad.”

The Society’s mandate is to “gather and share knowledge, to encourage study and research, to obtain and record relevant material, and to liaise with other organizations having parallel interests.  The Society welcomes those with a casual or beginning interest in historical lighting, as well as those for whom it is a major avocation.”

Benefits of Membership
– HLSC meets 2x annually in varying locations
– Day long general meetings feature: room, lunch, short business meeting, keynote speaker or panel, show & tell and theme tables, silent auction and dinner. Prospective members and guests welcome.
– Quarterly newsletter (CONTACT) with information about meetings, lamp auctions, topical information.
– Annual companion publication (FONT&flame), a more formal publication containing catalogue reprints, patent drawings, information, and articles on kerosene lamps, burners, chimneys and lighting accessories.

Cost of a membership is only $35 CDN per calendar year for Canadian applicants. American applicants pay $35 US per calendar year.

To join please visit: www.historical-lighting.org

If you need a lamp repaired HLSC will put you in touch with someone near you.

Rogues’ Hollow Antiques would like to thank Dianne Morris for generously providing the photos and information for this post.

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