The Brockville Museum offers a variety of programs geared to an adult audience throughout the year. These include workshops, lectures and seminars on a range of topics.
Talk & Tea (Virtual Edition): Second Thursday of each month:
Talk & Tea is back and is going virtual. Same great content, same great conversations. No charge for the remainder of 2020.
Steep some tea and join us from home on the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm. We will be using Zoom. Due to a security issues at the October program, we will require pre-registration for future events. Details on how to register to come.
December 10 at 2pm - History of Automatic Electric REGISTER NOW
January 14 @ 2pm - 200th Anniversary of the Recorder & Times
"Stories from the Stones" Virtual Cemetery Tour
Join us on Facebook every Tuesday for "Stories from the Stones". We'll be visiting a different stone each week and sharing the stories of the people buried there. Some may be familiar to you, but we expect that some will be new too!
A new episode will be released on Facebook every Tuesday at 8am, but you'll be able to see all past episodes on the Playlist anytime. Don't have Facebook? At the end of the month we will be posting past episodes to our Digital Museum site.
Haunting Histories - Watch for the return of these popular guided walks in the summer of 2021
Ghosts, graveyards, and gruesome tales. The Brockville Museum invites you to explore a darker side of Brockville’s history this fall with their Haunting Histories guided walk. From ghosts in the attic to abandoned graves to the last hanging in Brockville, Haunting Histories is a re-imagining of the Ghost Walks previously offered by Brockville Tourism, now with new stories that not only include ghosts but also a little dark local history alongside tales of the supernatural, the mysterious, and the almost forgotten.
The guided walk covers a distance of 3km through the oldest parts of Brockville, starting and ending at the Brockville Museum, and lasting about 90 minutes.
Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Brockville Arts Centre Box Office (online and by phone) and are $10/person. Face coverings are required, and appropriate physical distancing will be enforced (additional health and safety measures may be put in place as determined by Public Health).
For those who would feel more comfortable with a personal experience, limited to members of their own social bubble, the Brockville Museum is offering a limited number of private walks. Cost for the private guided walk is $10/person or a minimum charge of $50 (whichever is greater). This option can only be booked by calling the museum’s Interpretation and Public Program Coordinator, Peggy, at 613-342-4397 extension 6225 and is subject to advance booking and limited availability Tuesday-Saturday.
Please note that tickets for the walking tour do not include museum admission, and participants will not have access to the museum building before or after their tour (a museum visit can be booked separately through the Brockville Arts Centre Box Office). Parental discretion is strongly advised and for safety reasons the museum cannot accept any unaccompanied minors on the walk. Tours go rain or shine and involve considerable walking, so please dress accordingly. Tickets are non-refundable unless cancelled by the museum for health or safety reasons.
Annual Adult Lecture Series: February and first week of March 2021
The 2021 series will be held virtually. Details to come.
Explore unique topics related to Canadian history and culture featuring recognized guest speakers from across Ontario.
Caring for your Family Treasures Workshop Series (postponed):
Hands-on, educational workshops for adults interesting in preserving their heirlooms for future generations! Topics will include
- Books and Paper
Participate in the 3-part series, or just one. Only $25 for the entire series or $10/workshop. First Wednesday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.!
Heritage Skills Workshops - Decades Edition (postponed):
The Museum's Heritage Skills Workshops are hands-on learning experiences that allow participants to explore largely forgotten skills and techniques in an informal setting, with museum educator Peggy Hause.
You will have a chance to explore various pioneer skills that were once common place but that have now virtually disappeared in our modern world.
These workshops will run the last Wednesday of the month, September thru November from 1 – 3 p.m. Purchase the entire series of three for only $40 per person or $15 per person for single programs. The cost includes all supplies and participants will be able to take home the results of their class. Advance registration is required. Please contact Peggy Hause or (613) 342 4397 x 6225 to register.
Virtual Exhibits: Check out our virtual exhibits online, anytime
Visit our "Digital Museum" here for a variety of virtual content including virtual tours, exhibit talks, do it yourself activities, and behind-the-scenes videos.