The Brockville Museum is now open for visitors to its exhibits by appointment only and with capacity limits. The Museum building, which houses the Archives of the Leeds & Grenville Branch, is open Tuesday through Saturday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The Leeds & Grenville Branch of OGS is working to re-open our Archives to visitors beginning Tuesday, September 14th, but only by appointment. Our space limitations are such that we can only accommodate two visitors at a time in order to maintain physical distancing. Masks must be worn to enter the Museum building, and while in our Archives space.
In order to book an appointment, please leave a message on our Voice Mail system (613-342-7773) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us your name and contact information (email and telephone preferred), the date and time you would prefer to visit, and alternates if possible. We would also like to know the names or locations that you wish to research so that we can determine which resources we have available to assist. Our Archives appointments will begin at either 15 minutes before the hour, or 15 minutes after, to avoid arrivals of Museum visitors and Archives visitors at the front desk at the same time.
Once we receive your request we will reach out to our researchers to determine whether we can accommodate your request, and match up the request with a researcher. Any further instructions about on-site requirements will be given when we confirm your appointment. We will advise the Museum once we confirm your appointment. This process will take at least 48 hours to complete, so please be patient with us. We are all volunteers.
Please note that drop-ins CANNOT be accommodated at this time. If you have any questions, please either leave us a voice mail or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
The Brockville Museum, home to the Archives of the Leeds & Grenville Branch, is undertaking a feasibility study to plan for a new Museum, and as part of that study is asking for input! If you use the Leeds & Grenville Branch Archives, or participate in our programming, we are asking you to take a few minutes to tell the consultants about your vision and needs for a new Museum space. You can find out more about the study at the Museum’s website here: www.brockvillemuseum.com/aboutus.
The community consultation process includes an online survey, open until the end of the year, which asks questions about usage, needs (and wants) for a new facility. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts on the Museum’s future by answering the survey questions
Our Branch’s vision for a new facility includes an integrated research space that would combine the Museum’s research materials with ours, and with resources from the City of Brockville. This would allow researchers to access the resources they need to build their family history, as well as meeting space and adequate safe storage space. What is YOUR vision.
Our host facility, the Brockville Museum, will no longer be open on Sundays, and so we must reduce our schedule of access to the Branch Archives. We will be open Monday – Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Victoria Day until Labour Day. After Labour Day we will be open Monday – Friday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. We may be able to make arrangements for visits outside those hours, as long as the Museum is open and we have a volunteer available.
Monday, November 9, 2015
A presentation by Viktor Kaczkowski and Alison Dingledine from the Brockville Museum, unveiling the museum’s new website, providing an update about the museum’s Open Drawer project, and demonstrating how to use the online collection database currently under development. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Doug Bond will be speaking on “Farmers & Cheesemakers in North Leeds”. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM.