Our Mission

To promote awareness and understanding of all aspects of the County of Norfolk's heritage and history, and to develop commitment to the preservation of artifacts and archives.


About The Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives is a Victorian-style home donated by Eva Brook Donly for preserving local history and art.  First opened in 1946 the Museum is operated by the charitable non-profit Norfolk Historical Society, which was formed in 1900. Our exhibits provide an overview of Norfolk County's rich history through our exhibition halls displaying artifacts from the first inhabitants to the 20th Century. We have an extensive collection of paintings by Eva Brook Donly and local artist William Edgar Cantelon, along with a gift shop, and bookstore offering works by local authors and artisans. Special events, travelling exhibits, group tours, and learning lectures are presented on a wide variety of historical topics throughout the year.  We also provide an extensive archives housing Norfolk County history in documents and pictures. 

Become a part of our museums and experience its beauty and contribution to our community.  We offer several ways for you to engage with us and help maintain and develop the museum. Whether you are a looking to research your Norfolk County ancestry, or you are a teacher wishing to engage your students in their history or a family looking for alternative interactive entertainment, we can help you. We have everything for all of you.

Many of the activities offered by the Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives are due to the energy of our volunteers. If you would like to become a volunteer or join the Norfolk Historical Society please contact the museum. 

Become a member today!

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