The Grimsby Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Grimsby. We are a community history museum with an artefact collection of over 16,000 records relating to Grimsby’s past. We are here to collect, preserve and interpret Grimsby’s stories. The collection is interpreted through various public programmes including: exhibitions, workshops, lectures, school programming and other special events.
2. Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum
109 Norfolk St S, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2W3, Canada
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The Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum is located in the heart of downtown Simcoe. The Eva Brook Donly Museum is located in a beautiful Georgian style home built in 1845. Norfolk County Archives is the municipal archives for Norfolk County and contains the corporate records for the County, including Council meeting minutes, by-laws, assessment rolls, vital statistics and other County administrative records. There is also an extensive archival collection of local genealogical and historical material, including photographs, diaries, wills, legal papers, obituaries, maps and more.
Situated atop a small hill overlooking Quance Park in Delhi, Ontario, this open-concept museum, built in 1979 as a model of a typical tobacco pack barn, houses a large agricultural collection which includes exhibits on tobacco, ginseng and alternative agriculture grown in Norfolk County.
The Port Dover Harbour Museum, located on the banks of the Lynn River, promotes and preserves the community’s commercial fishing heritage and the history of the community. Visit to discover an authentic net shanty, board the wheelhouse of a 1912 Great Lakes freighter, and learn about a time when Port Dover had the world’s largest freshwater fishing fleet. Museum exhibits feature stories of shipwrecks, boat building, heroism, and temporary exhibits highlighting specific aspects of the community’s history.
Located in picturesque Waterford, ON, the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM) offers a vibrant public space where community members can gather to learn, to create, to discuss, to perform, and to socialize. Through its collection, research, exhibitions, and programming related to the history of Waterford and the geographic area of former Townsend Township, WHAM creates opportunities for connections and participation.