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Brockville Museum

Public Programs

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:

Explore Brockville's fascinating social and industrial history with the museum’s Interpretation & Public Program Coordinator on the second Thursday of the month at 2pm, featuring a different topic each month. Now being offered virtually. Talks last about 45 minutes. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories and ask questions. So steep some tea and join us online. No charge but donations to support museum programming are appreciated. Registration is required (hitting the "register now" will take you to the Brockville Arts Centre website where you can "buy tickets" to attend Talk & Tea). (Please note that registration closes on hour prior to start time).

  • February 11 @ 2pm: Phillips Cables Register Now

  • March 11 @ 2pm: Brockville Arts Centre

  • April 8 @ 2pm: Brockville Hospitals

Click on the button to see past programs:  Past Recordings 

18th Annual Winter Lecture Series (Virtual Edition): February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 2021

Explore unique topics related to Canadian history and culture featuring recognized guest speakers from across Ontario. 


We are pleased to be able to offer our 18th Annual Lecture Series this February and March. Of course, we've had to make some changes: this year's series is being held virtually over Zoom and we've lowered ticket prices to just $20 for the whole series (attend as many or as few as you'd like). As an added perk, tickets include exclusive access to recordings of all lectures at the conclusion of the series. Lectures will be about 45 minutes, but we will still have a question period. The best part of a virtual series is that we've been able attract speakers from further afield since travel isn't an issue.

Click on name and title for summary and bio:

Feb. 2: Ted Glenn | The Incredible Story of Two Journalists, a Burlesque Star, and the Expedition to Oust Louis Riel

Feb. 9: Charlotte Gray | True Crime and History

Feb. 16: Christopher Dummitt | Canada was really born in the 1840s - not 1867!

Feb. 23: Amy Mackie | Lake Superior Coasts and Ghosts: Vanished Towns and Preserved Landscapes of the Group of 7

Mar. 2: Cris Kohl | Kingston and Thousand Islands Shipwrecks

We hope you'll show your support for this popular annual program and for the Brockville Museum by registering for this year's series.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Brockville Arts Centre. Once you've made your purchase you'll be sent a link to register on Zoom. Tickets are limited. 


Heritage Skills Workshops - "DIY Box" version: COMING SPRING 2021 

The Museum's Heritage Skills Workshops are hands-on learning experiences that allow participants to explore largely forgotten skills and techniques from history. 

REIMAGINED for 2021, the Heritage Skills Workshop Series will be offered through take-home DIY Boxed Kits. Details coming this Spring.

"Stories from the Stones" Virtual Cemetery Tour

In Fall 2020 we filmed a virtual cemetery tour featuring the stories from seven stones in the Old Brockville Cemeteries. 

Click on the button to see past episodes Stories from the Stones Prior Episodes

Haunting Histories - Watch for the return of this 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. 

Caring for your Family Treasures Workshop Series - "Boxed Kits": COMING FALL 2021   

Hands-on, educational workshops for adults interesting in preserving their heirlooms for future generations!

REIMAGINED for 2021, this series will be offered through instructional take-home Boxed Kits. Details coming this Fall.

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.