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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. Includes tea.

Covid protocols continue to evolve. Masking is optional at this time. The room has been equipped with an air purifying system. Participants assume all risks with attending.

Advance reservations are not required, but capacity is limited. If you would like to ensure your seat in advance, please contact the museum by phone (613-342-4397) or by email.

Upcoming 2023 Dates & Topics (subject to change):

  • January 12: Winter Pastimes
  • February 9: Brockville Beverage Companies
  • March 9: Brockville’s Grocery Stores
  • April 13:  Churches and Community in Brockville
    • An overview of the development of religious life in Brockville through the lens of its church history.

  • May 11: Brockville Parks
    • An overview of the development of green spaces in Brockville and how they have shaped the landscape of the city.

  • June 8: Frederick Lock and Painting Early Brockville
  • July 20: Black and Decker, Parke-Davis, and Procter & Gamble in Brockville - PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE (bumped by 1 week)
    • An overview of the history of these contemporary manufacturers in Brockville and how they impacted the growth of the city.

  • August 10: A History of the Brockville Arts Centre
    • An overview of the history of the Brockville Arts Centre and how it has enhanced the cultural life of the city.

  • September 14: A History of Brockville’s Schools
    • An overview of some of Brockville’s schools, looking at various aspects of student life.

  • October 12: Guest Speaker: Ruth Lor Malloy (Please note the topic change)
    • Speaking about her new book, Brightening My Corner A Memoir of Dreams Fulfilled, which describes her struggles growing up in a Chinese restaurant family in Brockville in the 1940s.
    • Advanced Registration is STRONGLY advised for this talk as space is limited! Contact the museum's front desk to reserve your spot.
  • November 9: Brockville's Patent Medicine History (Please note the topic change)
    • An overview of patent medicine, including its rise in the 1800s, some notable Brockville patent medicine “kings”, and their impact on Brockville society.

  • December 14: Bands of Brockville
    • A talk highlighting some of Brockville’s favourite bands and the clubs they played at.

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

DIY Heritage Skills mini-kits

New DIY Heritage Skills mini-kits launch July 1 and will be available at the museum while quantities last. These take-home do-it-yourself activity kits explore the local history of tinsmithing and fishing-lure manufacturing with a history booklet and all the supplies and instructions needed to create your own tin ornaments or fishing lure. Kits are designed for adults, but suitable for older children with adult assistance. Kits are $10.00 and $15.00 respectively.

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 2023!

"Stories from the Stones" Virtual Cemetery Tour

In Fall 2020, 2021, and 2022 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

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.