The Cantelon Trail – Nov 17 to Jan 27

The Cantelon Trail is a joint project between the Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC) and the Norfolk Historical Society (NHS) bringing together history and art, a sense of place and community. William Edgar Cantelon (1866-1950) devoted a great part of his life to painting the historical buildings, personalities, landscapes, and scenes

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Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives – Back From the Brink

Norfolk County has charted a way forward for the Eva Brook Donly Museum in Simcoe.  It is being restructured as the main archive for Norfolk’s important historical documents. It will also serve as a seasonal museum open during the summer and on special occasions such as Christmas.   Read the

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Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives – New Future?

A new proposal about the future of Eva Brook Donly is to come before Norfolk Council on October 17. As most of you are aware, for the past six months the Norfolk Historical Society has been in consultation with Norfolk County through the Department of Heritage and Culture about the

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RACE to Wellness art show

The RACE to Wellness Art Show is hosting it’s seventh annual event October 12, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm at the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives. This year’s theme is “One of a Kind” and the public is invited, free of charge, to view and purchase unique arts

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Petition breathes new life into Eva Brook Donly Museum

Norfolk News – Jul 12, 2017 by J.P. Antonacci. Public support for embattled Simcoe museum’s continued existence spurs council to consider new way forward. Wesley Wilson spoke on behalf of more than 700 fellow heritage advocates when the post-secondary student stood before council Tuesday evening to plead for the Eva

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Council votes against staff recommendation to operate Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives

County Eyes Simcoe Facility as County Archive – By Monte Sonnenberg, SIMCOE REFORMER, Wed July 5 2017 Norfolk County has declined a request to assume control of the Eva Brook Donly Museum in Simcoe. Instead, the museum on Norfolk Street South is on course to become the central archive for

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Archives Re-opening

The Archives and the Gift Shop re-opened on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The new operating hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm. In addition, our Annual General Meeting was held at the Museum on Wednesday, March 22 (7pm).

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Press Release

PRESS RELEASE  – January 12, 2017 The Norfolk Historical Society is ceasing operation of the Eva Brook Donly Museum in Simcoe. Over the past number of years, the NHS has not been able to generate sufficient revenues to sustain the privately operated museum established in 1942. At a recent meeting

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New Video Channel about Norfolk History

  At the museum, we call him Mr. Norfolk. Dale Smout is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Norfolk history.  He volunteers in our Archives and has been a board member. Dale has taken on a new project and is recording videos about Norfolk’s heritage, the buildings and people

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A Night of Wilderness and Wine in Norfolk County

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Norfolklore, we have arranged a rather exciting Norfolk County Experience. For the low cost of $10 a ticket, you could win a night of Wilderness and Wine. The lucky winner will receive a night in a Wilderness Adventure Cabin at Long Point Eco-Adventures,

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