April 9, 1 p.m. - 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
On April 9th, Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of one of the country’s significant battles of the First World War: Vimy Ridge. The battle of Vimy Ridge has become synonymous with Canadian nationalism and the prowess of Canadian soldiers. But while some historians argue it was not Canada’s most important battle, it has become an important national symbol and certainly taught some very important lessons.
On April 9th at 1:00pm, the Brockville Rifles and the Brockville Museum will be host a free presentation on the battle of Vimy Ridge to mark the 100th anniversary. There are two speakers scheduled for this event. Sgt Joshua Hopper of the Brockville Rifles will provide the military background to the battle. He will also look at how tactical aspects used 100 years ago are still influencing modern combat.
The Brockville Museum’s Amy Mackie (Interpretation & Public Program Coordinator) will use objects from the museum’s collection to look at the human side of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
This event is open to the public and is free of charge.
Museum@Night - three very different evenings to help celebrate Canada's 150th!
Explore the museum like never before through a series of uniquely themed after-hours events…live music will be playing, there will be special entertainment and hands-on activities, a unique snack selection for each event, and a cash bar hosted by the Young Professionals Network.
Friday, April 28, 8 pm - 10 pm: “History and Hearsay Café”, an evening of deciphering what is fact and what is fiction by figuring out what the truth is while exploring our new exhibits. This all takes place in a cafe-style setting with live jazz-inspired music by local musician James Mackenzie.
Friday, May 26, 8 pm - 10 pm: Ottawa band “Werth It” will provide the music for a night of dancing for 60s Night. Were you a mod or a rocker? A hippie or a square? There will be a costume contest for those who come in period dress and a dance contest. This evening is a great complement to the new “How Brockville Celebrated the centennial” exhibit.
Friday, June 23, 8 pm - 10 pm: “Battle of the Brushes”, a chance for you to get up-close and personal with local artists as they create amazing works of art. In three rounds of 30 minutes each artists will complete a canvas, you will get to vote one which pieces you like the most with works being auctioned off at the end of the evening.
Come to all three events for a great advance price of only $28 per person (to be purchased prior to noon April 26). Advance purchase tickets for individual events are $12 (to be purchased prior to noon on the Wednesday prior to the event) or $15 at the door. Tickets are available online through Snapd Tix or at the museum.
2017 date TBA "Raising a Glass for the Brockville Museum" Beer Tasting
One of our most popular events! Watch for details!
October 13 &14, 2017: Kitsch & Collectibles Silent Auction
What treasures will you find? This annual Silent Auction features a variety of antiques and collectibles donated for the purposes of the silent auction by our community. Always an amazing select of treasures. Donations of quality items (of the kitsch and collectible variety) are welcomed from mid-August to mid-September.
Brockville's Premier Lecture Series resumes early 2018!
Now in it's 15th year, the Brockville Museum will host it's annual winter lecture series running for 5 weeks commencing February 7th at 10 a.m. Once again there will be a wide variety of topics being presented. All lectures are held in the Carriage Hall of the museum and run for approximately 2 hours each.
Friends Used Book Sale every spring!
Come browse our selection of quality used books donated by our community. Always a great selection at amazing prices. We accept donations of gently used books within the month prior to the sale.