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TEMPORARY CLOSURE (Portion of External Grounds, 1878 Schoolhouse) Begins Monday, July 15, 2024.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE – Mackenzie Log Home – Begins Monday, July 22.

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Monday 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM

Archives Hours

Monday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday Closed

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre​

33 Victoria Street North (in the town of Saugeen Shores)
Southampton, ON Canada N0H 2L0

Toll Free: 1-866-318-8889 | Phone: 519-797-2080 | Fax 519-797-2191

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Newspaper Digitization Project Announcement for Archives Awareness Week

SOUTHAMPTON, ON [March 25, 2022] Ahead of Archives Awareness Week starting April 4, the Bruce County Archives at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) announces its extensive newspaper digitization project aimed at preserving the County’s historical news and making it more accessible to the public.

The project will include the digitization of up to 12 historic Bruce County newspapers from their earliest years of operation dating back to around the 1930s. The project will launch later this year with the digitized papers available for viewing on a new   BCM&CC web resource, enabling the public to easily browse and search their contents from the comfort of their homes.

“Hundreds of people per year visit the museum for research purposes, accessing news on microfilm, or in original hard copy,” says Deb Sturdevant, Archivist at the BCM&CC. “This project will allow more people to do their research by using easy keyword searches to help them find that needle in the haystack piece of information they’re looking for.”

Funding for Bruce County’s Municipal Modernization Program (Intake 2) Projects is provided in part by the Province of Ontario. Additional funding for the project is also provided in part by the Federal Museum Assistance Program. The project is set to conclude before the end of 2022.

*The views expressed in this release are the views of the County and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

About the Bruce County Archives
The Bruce County Archives holds an extensive Collection of local newspapers, in original and microfilm formats, for decades following 1930 as well. Over 23,000 images are viewable in BCM&CC’s Online Collections site, along with descriptions of other resources which may be viewed in the Research Room.

About the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre offers adult and children’s programming, special events, and is home to the Bruce County Archives & Research Room. Our mandate is to preserve and make available the documentary heritage of Bruce County.