The Brockville Museum operates as a Board-run department of the City of Brockville. The Brockville Museum is committed to preserving and promoting the history of Brockville through continuing quality exhibits and education programmes. The museum activities are strongly supported by an expanding collection of related artifacts and archival material. The Brockville Museum will grow with, and for the community, providing a source of knowledge on the heritage of Brockville for present and future generations.
The Brockville Museum is governed by a Board of Management, appointed by Brockville City Council. The Board consists of up to ten members. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please apply to the Clerk’s Office at City Hall (we recommend volunteering with us for at least one year to become more familiar with our programs and activities).
The Brockville Museum receives annual operating funds from the City of Brockville and from the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Tourism. These operating funds help cover core staffing and facility costs, but we rely on donations from the community and from the Friends of the Brockville Museum to cover the costs of exhibitions and other special projects.
Minutes of our Board of Management meetings are available under “News”.
The Brockville Museum was formally established at its’ present site in 1981. For nearly a decade prior to that the Brockville Historical Society had held a “summer museum” in various historical locations throughout Brockville on a variety of local heritage themes. Since 1981 the museum has seen its’ collection grow substantially, and in 1995 expanded its facility at 5 Henry Street. Today the Brockville Museum is entrenched in this community as a vibrant hub of activity.