DUFFERIN COUNTY MUSEUM and ARCHIVES

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Welcome

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The Dufferin County Museum and Archives is located in the scenic hills of Mulmur Township on Highway 89 between Shelburne and Alliston. Enjoy changing artifact displays, art gallery showcasing the works of local and featured artists, staffed municipal archives for family and property research, gift store, and an annual schedule of special events, tours and programs.

Picnic among our beautiful gardens as you take-in the majestic view of the surrounding countryside. Hike the Dufferin County Forest, Bruce Trail and provincial parks minutes from the Museum. Discover the many fine restaurants, shops, resorts and other attractions that the Headwaters Region has to offer.

 

Open (Year round)

Museum Hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 12 noon – 5pm
  • CLOSED Monday

Archives Hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • CLOSED Sunday and Monday

 

Admission

  • Adults $5
  • Seniors (65+) $4
  • Youth (6 – 14) $2
  • Child (5 and under) FREE
  • Family (2 adults and up to 4 youths) $12

 

Membership

Dufferin County Museum and Archives Members enjoy:
  • Free admission to the Museum and Archives, including featured exhibits, permanent collection and the Archives Reading Room
  • Access to DuffStuff — a “members only” searchable database featuring archival information about local history not available anywhere else. You can now research Dufferin history from the comfort of your home or from your mobile device!
  • Subscription to DCMA publications including regular editions of “The Museletter”.
  • Special Member Rates for events and programs, where specified, and for facility rentals
  • Invitations to previews, receptions, and special events

 

Museum Features

 

Historic Display Main Gallery: glass cases around the perimeter and additional artifacts in drawers beneath, you are free to peep inside.

McCutcheon House: replica of McCutcheon family house furnished to ca. 1918. Original was initial home to Dufferin County’s first Museum, destroyed by fire in 1993.

Rich Hill Orange Hall: An 1861 hall erected of tamarack logs, donated by the Spence Family. Intalled facing East as suggested by Lodge ritual, the hall was from Amaranch township. Hall often features art displays. Crombie’s Station: Build in 1882 by the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway, this station was originally located North and West of intersection of 3rd Line and 20th Sideroad. Passengers would wave a green and white flat to stop the train.

Corn Flower: DCMA is home of one of the largest public collections of Candian cut glass with “Corn Flower” pattern, originaly developed by Dufferin’s own W.J. “Jack” Hughes. Annual Corn Flower Festival takes place each June.

Silo Art Gallery & Observation Level: In addition to spectacular views, the Silo also features the works of local and area artists, displayed throughout the year.

The Archives: Reading room and extensive collection of local, government, business and personal documents, photographs and reference books, available to researchers.

Large Artifact Storage: Unique feature, you may experience a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the Dufferin County Museum. We open our large storage areas to the public. Feel free to explore and examine items not currently on display.

Historic Corbetton Church: This beautifully restore 19th century church provides a unique setting for several community and private events, such as weddings, concerts and live theatre.

Financial support: The DCMA is generously supported by our members, guests, the County of Dufferin and the Province of Ontario.

 

DCMA in the News

July 24, 2014 | Orangeville Banner — Keeping the past present

Apr 28, 2014 | Orangeville Banner — Dufferin high schools form alliance for Battlefields 2.0

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