History of Ulster Historical Foundation

Now in its seventh decade, the Ulster Historical Foundation was founded in 1956, by the then government of Northern Ireland. In 1969, it was reorganised as a voluntary trust and named the Ulster-Scot Historical Foundation. In 1975, it became the Ulster Historical Foundation, affirming its role to serve all traditions in the province. Between 1956 and 1987, the Foundation was an integral part of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Since 1988, it has been a separate organisation and in 1998 was granted charitable status in recognition of its educational work. The Foundation's home since the spring of 2020 has been Bradley Thallon House, Kiltonga, Newtownards, Co. Down.