Find out here what makes the Tom Zombie Historical Society so special and different from all other not-for-profit entities anywhere else in the world.
Some people want to educate residents and visitors by showcasing local history or organizing events meant to protect and promote local heritage landmarks. Others have an interest in breathing new life into the local arts scene, inspiring creativity and nurturing cultural relevance providing work for actors, painters, writers and musicians. Some want to shine a light on the contributions of our local indigenous or black Canadian communities; showcasing their cultures in ways that are respectful, collaborative and enlightening. Still others want to figure out a way to bring new money, new energy and new people into our region; how can we get tourists to fill up our hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and retail outlets? How can we make our economy grow and thrive?
The not-for-profit, Tom Zombie Historical Society is a proven answer. It can do all of these things, logically and effortlessly at once and do them in a way that generates income for itself, gets media attention locally and internationally and draws fans in from all over the world.
Our mission is simple:
After two successful years, the St. Thomas Tom Zombie Festival (TZF) grew, brought over a million dollars into our region, hundreds of visitors, hosted celebrities, and got dozens of media stories written about it as far away as Toronto, all with very few resources but amazing grassroots interest and support.
Now, reorganized as a registered not-for-profit, we are set to pick up where the TZF left off and do things bigger and better than ever. We will be tapping into the huge and growing, multi-billion dollar horror/fantasy fan genre while supporting all the things we care about in our communities. As we create jobs we will be protecting our heritage. As we add tax dollars to our region's municipalities we will be inspiring new artists and performers. As we draw in people and attention from the US and beyond we will be bridging gaps and celebrating our diversity.
This is a cause that you can trust. It is transparent and designed to make sure the rising tide raises all boats. Its results will only be limited by our imaginations and our budgets.
That’s why we’re looking for contributors. Whether a business or an individual you can help make this organization a local power house for fun, learning and economic growth.
The premise of protecting our region from the dreaded Tom Zombie Curse is a powerful motivator.
The Tom Zombie Festival has proven capable of generating millions for our local economies.
The TZHS society can legitimately apply for no less than seven grant categories.
The Legend of Tom Zombie is a two-hundred year old saga that touches on every aspect of our local history.
Through our events and historical tie in we celebrate and rent local heritage landmarks for all our events and administrations.
A Sleepy Hollow meets Bigfoot type of tourism draw mixed with a Mystery Train Dinner explains TZF events.
Because our events are fun and visually unique press releases are paid attention too.
Throughout history local indigenous and black communities have had a central role in the Legend of Tom Zombie.
Sponsorship opportunities and generous ways of pooling resources to benefit off Legend of Tom Zombie IP.
Free to utilize Tom Zombie IP for new art plus lots of work for actors and performers.
Tapping into the multi-billion dollars horror fantasy fan genre.
Bus tours to local historical hotspots, scavengers hunts, zombie runs, parties, press events, theatre, bands... the list goes on...