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Norfolk Hertiage Centre incorporates Eva Brook Donly Museum, Norfolk
Archives, and other facilities of Norfolk Historical Society, a
volunteer-run, membership-supported, registered Ontario charity.
The NHC provides a range of in-house and field activity programs, a mentored Research Facility, and Archives Programs to assist genealogy researchers on-site and over the Internet. The Society exhibts local art and artifacts, sponsors Ontario's oldest and largest annual genealogy fair, hosts monthly meetings of our genealogy group, publishes two quarterly newsletters, operates the area's only historical book and gift shoppe, and maintains this web site.
NHC Archives holdings include the Walsh Papers, historical township records, and a wealth of research tools and aids for those seeking their family's Norfolk roots -- such as old area records on microfilm, and several libraries, including a thriving Family Histories collection. (Our New England History library is one of the finest outside the U.S.)
NHC Artifact holdings include locally produced and acquired art and antiques, remnants of the area's pioneer settlers and their descendants, locally manufactured furniture, dozens of antique wedding dresses, pioneer children's toys, locally discovered Mastodon bones, early coins, diaries, and Family Bibles -- literally something for everyone.
The Centre has a small professional staff, headed by curator William ("Bill") Yeager, but relies on volunteer members to staff most of its functions. Our efforts are funded by ever-shrinking government grants, bequests and donations, annual membership fees, and modest admission fees.
Our Mission Statement: To enrich public knowledge and enjoyment of ther history of Norfolk County through the preservation of its collection and the operation of the Norfolk Heritage Centre.