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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.

On Demand Virtual Content

Visit our Digital Museum Site for on demand virtual program content, including recordings, activities, videos, and more.

Go To Digital Museum Site

Talk & Tea: Second Thursday of the month at 2pm

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. Talks last about 45 minutes. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories and ask questions. $5/person.

Covid protocols continue to evolve. Current protocols in place (as of March 1, 2022): screening, reduced capacity, masks, physical distancing, and contact tracing. Please note that tea will not be served for the time being.

Advance reservations are not required, but capacity will be restricted to permit physical distancing. If you would like to ensure your seat in advance, please contact the Interpretation & Public Program Coordinator by phone (613-342-4397 ext 6225) or by email.

Upcoming 2022 Dates & Topics (subject to change):

  • April 14 - Brockville Churches
  • May 12 - Get Well Soon: Hospitals in Brockville
  • June 9 - Boat Building in Brockville
  • July 14- 20th Century Downtown Stores
  • August 11 - Made in Brockville
  • September 8- Brockville's Agricultural History
  • October 13 - TBD
  • November 10- TBD
  • December 8 - TBD

Watch recordings from our 2020 virtual Talk & Tea program:  Past Recordings 

Adult Programs:

The Brockville Museum offers a range of off-site adult talks, tours, and mini-muse exhibit kits which we can bring to you!  We can also customize any programs to meet your specific needs.  Please contact us to discuss options.  Click here to see what we are offering in 2022!

Please note that these offerings will not be available July-September 2022.

Preserving for your Family Treasures Workshop Series: Last Wednesday in April, May, & June 2022 

Have you ever wondered how to preserve documents and objects so they last for generations? The Brockville Museum is excited to be able to offer some insight into preservation techniques that can be used at home with their new hands-on workshop series, Preserving Your Family Treasures, taking place this Spring.

Each workshop will focus on a different material: documents and books on April 27th, photographs on May 25th, and textiles (like quilts and garments) on June 29th. The museum’s collection manager will lead participants through proper storage and handling techniques, cover some important dos and don’ts, and provide a take-home reference guide. Participants will also have the opportunity to make their own storage solution for a different item at each workshop, and will be taken on a behind the scenes tour of the museum’s collection storage areas to see the techniques in action.

“I’m looking forward to sharing some practical tips and tricks with members of our community” says Museum Administrative Assistant/Registrar, Veronica Vareiro, who manages the museum’s collection of over 7,000 objects and over 30,000 photographs and documents. “It often just comes down to materials used for storing an object that can make the different between an item lasting for decades or deteriorating in just a few years” she adds.

Each workshop will be 2 hours in length and will take place in-person at the Brockville Museum at 1pm on the last Wednesday of each month in April, May, and June. Attendees must register in advance and can choose to participate in all three workshops for $50, or any individual workshop for $20. Contact the museum at 613-342-4397 ext. 6226 or for more information or to register.

April 27 at 1pm: Documents and Books

May 25 at 1pm: Photographs - SOLD OUT

June 29 at 1pm: Textiles

"Stories from the Stones" Virtual Cemetery Tour

In Fall 2020 & 2021 we filmed a virtual cemetery tour featuring the stories from seven stones in the Old Brockville Cemeteries.

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

Annual Lecture Series

Join us in February 2023 for the musuem's 20th Annual Winter Lecture Series. Lectures take place Tuesday mornings all month long and feature speakers from across Ontario speaking on a variety of Canadian Cultural topics. Line-up and details released in early January.

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.