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Museums and History in Durham Region

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Choose from a list containting detailed information about museums and history in Durham Region including classification of history, features, and venue information.

Pickering Museum Village

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Pickering Village Museum offers a variety of buildings to accommodate your event. From the high ceilings and round stained glass are attractive architectural features to quaint rooms for fireplaces, you will find the ambiance your are looking for.

Concession Road 6, Pickering, Ontario [MAP]
Phone: 905.683.8401
Email: museum@cityofpickering.com
Website: www.cityofpickering.com

Capacity: From 30 people.

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Parkwood Estates

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The beauty and history of Parkwood provide an unmatched setting for your business function, wedding, special event or commercial filming project. The Parkwood gardens offer a stunning and expansive backdrop for daytime or evening events from May through September, with a variety of garden spaces and marquee tent arrangements available to suit your needs and preferences

270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4T5 [MAP]
Phone: 905.433.4311
Email:  info@parkwoodestate.com
Website:  www.parkwoodestate.com

Capacity: 125 in the Sunken Garden. 40 in the Italian Garden. 10 in the Japanese Garden.

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Camp X

Museum  |  Free Walking Tours

The top secret World War II Secret Agent Training School, strategicaly placed on the shores of Lake Ontario. A Memorial plaque is on site at Camp at Boundary Road. The exhibit is located at the Robert Stuart Aeronautical Museum

1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario [MAP]
Phone:
Email:  info@camp-x.com
Website:  www.camp-x.com

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The Canadian Automotive Museum

Automotive Museum

In 1961, a group of businessmen created the museum. Currently on display are approximately 65 vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981.  Other memorobilia related to the period is also displayed throughout the building.

99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario [MAP]
Phone:  905.576.1222
Email:
Website:  www.oshawa.ca/tourism/can_mus.asp

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Oshawa Community Museum

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The museum depicts local history through the interpretation of three restored historic homes, providing a greater understanding of Oshawa’s early inhabitants. The Oshawa Community Museum offers an array of programs including birthday parties, special programs and group programs. The heritage gardens also offer a wonderful photo locale.

1450 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario [MAP]
Phone:  905.436.7624
Email:  info@oshawamuseum.org
Website:  www.oshawamuseum.org

Hours:  Monday – Friday:  8 am – 4 pm  |  Open all year

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Scugog Shores Museum

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The mission of the museum is to preserve, research, and interpret and exhibit artifacts that illustrate the cultural and natural history of the area. It includes 12 restored buildings, heritage flower and vegetable gardens and the Ojibway Heritage Interpretive Lands.

16210 Island Road, Port Perry, Ontario [MAP]
Phone:  905.985.3589
Email:
Website:  www.scugogshoresmuseum.com

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Whitby Historical Museum

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You will find our museum ‘a seed bank of ideas’ – examples of human ingenuity from the past.  The collection includes some pieces such as  the Rainer piano, a Mudge and Yarwood organ and a Rosewood Palour Suite. We provide workshops on Heritage Arts & Crafts, and host events and seniors teas.

123 Brock Street South, Whitby, Ontario  L1N 4J9 [MAP]
Phone:  905.556.9822
Email:
Website:  www.whitbyhistoricalsociety.com

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Uxbridge Historical Centre

Summer Camps  |  Wedding Venue  |  Museums

Uxbridge Historial Centre’s mandate is to collect, preserve and display artifacts, documents and photos that relate to the heritage of the Uxbridge Township area. The museum also operates as an archive. We offer Saturday kids’ activites,summer camps,  and many more events. Weddings and receptions can be held at the museum

7239 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge, Ontario  L9P 1N5 [MAP]
Phone:  905.852.5854
Email:  museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca
Website:  www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com

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Leaksdale Manse Museum

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The Leaskdale Manse has been designated as a nation and provincial historic site. Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote 11 or her 22 books in Leaskdale.  Maud was active in the community as the Minister’s wife. Their home in Leaskdale is being restored to honour its’ most famous resident, author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

11850 Durham Road 1, Leaksdale, Ontario  L0C 1C0 [MAP]
Phone:  905.852.5284
Email:  manse.museum@sympatico.ca
Website:  www.town.uxbridge.on.ca

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Bowmanville Museum

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Part of the Clarington Museums, the Bowmanville Museum was built as a one story Regency style cottage in 1847. The museum has been restored as a period home (1901-1930) reflecting the lifestyle of a wealthy family

37 Silver Street, Bowmanville, Ontario [MAP]
Phone:  905.623.2734
Email:  info@claringtonmuseums.com
Website:  www.claringtonmuseums.com

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Whitby Archives

Historical Archives

Located at the Whitby Central Library the Archives are dedicated to preserving the history of Whitby and making it available to residents, researchers, students and genealogists. Visitors will find 3,000 Whitby family histories, 400 building and property histories and over 5,000 historical photographs

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario  L1N 6A1 [MAP]
Phone:  905.668.6531 Ext 2022

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The Clark Museum

Heritage Home of Nathanial Powers

A turn of the century Blacksmith Shop, the museum is located on the former home of Nathanial Powers, the first settler in Kirby, Ontario.  In addition to the home, there is an outdoor display of agricultural tools used by our ancestry, and the one room schoolhouse all depict early pioneers.

7086 Old Kirby Road, Kirby, Ontario [MAP]
Phone:  905.623.2734
Email:  info@clarington museums@rogers.com
Website:  www.claringtonmuseums.com

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Sarah Jane Williams

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Enjoy viewing exhibits devoted to the Dominion Organ and Piano Company, and the large doll and toy collection. On display are over a dozen examples of fine craftsmanship produced in addition to archival documents and artifacts detailing the work of an organ/piano craftsman. The museum is also home to various travelling exhibits.

62 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, Ontario [MAP]
Phone:  905.623.2734
Email:  info@claringtonmuseums.com
Website:  www.claringtonmuseums.com

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Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Armoury

Historical Armoury

The Ontario Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, was constituted in 1866 and moved its headquarters to Oshawa at the beginning of WWI.  One of the many standard Romanesque style armouries built in 1914, still houses the Officers’ Mess and displays military memorabilia

53 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario [MAP]
Phone:  905.721.4001
Email:  iangolding@rogers.com
Website:  www.ontrmuseum.ca/association.htm

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