Artifact / Archival Donations

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A variety of objects you see in this photo are examples of what would be accepted into the BCM&CC Collection.

Donating

Through the years, generous donors have given the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre its rich and varied collection of objects and documents. These donations are greatly appreciated by Museum & Cultural Centre stakeholders and can be viewed on our Online Collections Database.

Often these donations contain both artifacts and archival material.  This is a wonderful way to share our history, having, for example a dress to put on display with a photograph of the original owner wearing it and a story of a special occasion it was worn for.  View amazing examples in our online collection.

Another example is a woolen blanket:  “A wool blanket, with a couple or three moth holes, and a tattered corner”, who wants it? … We do, when it has as exciting a story such as … a Father sheering the sheep from his farm, then taking the fleece to Chesley, to have it processed at the Woollen Mill and made into a blanket, then returning home and presenting it to his daughter as a Wedding Gift . These are the stories that are the centre of the BCM&CC collection.

Want to know more about the process? Click here.

Please be sure to make arrangements to bring in your donation by emailing  museum@brucecounty.on.ca or calling (519)797-2080.

Storage Areas

Archives at the BCM&CCCollections Storage at the BCM&CC

The Archives or Stacks house the original documents in the collection including official Bruce County records, municipal records, business, organizational, and private records

The BCM&CC has been collecting artifacts and research material for over 60 years. Our collection focuses on the vibrant history of Bruce County. The Collection is housed in state-of-the-art storage areas and displayed in our 12,000 sq ft of exhibit spaces.