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Press Releases

(Brantford Expositor - Aug 7, 2023) - The Norfolk Historical Society welcomes Helen Bartons as the new Curator and Manager of the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives in Simcoe.

(Simcoe Reformer - Jun 19, 2023) - Our annual Norfolk Heritage Garden Tour was a great success in 2012. The gardens that participated in the event were amazingly beautiful and visitors were wowed by the displays.

(Simcoe Reformer - Jun 19, 2023) - A 'Letter to the editor' thanking the many people and organizations involved in the 2012 Norfolk Heritage Garden Tour.

(Simcoe Reformer - May 10, 2023) - Scott Gillies, our excellent curator for the past five years, will be leaving us to take on the Curator position at the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum. This is a wonderful opportunity for Scott to return to his roots and be closer to home. We will sincerely miss him, but wish him all the best in his new digs.

(Simcoe Reformer - Mar 1, 2023) - On Feb 29th, the 60th day of 2012, the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives held a Diamond Anniversary Day event in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. A large gathering of Royal fans, including some celebrating their 60th birthday or 60th wedding anniversary in 2012, shared friendship, stories and a beautiful delicious cake.

(Fairlynch Museum News - Jan 25, 2023) - Fairlynch Museum is an English partner to our Museum (Refer previous Fairlynch Museum News below)- In this recent article regarding the upcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations planned for Queen Elizabeth II in England they include some comments relative to our 2012 celebration plans here at the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives.

(Simcoe Reformer - Dec 21, 2022) - The 200th anniversary of the Norfolk Masons will be celebrated in 2012 and several events will be held, some of which include the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives.

(Simcoe Reformer - Dec 20, 2022) - Each year throughout December the Eva Brook Donly Museum plays host to busloads of children from area schools as they come to experience some historic christmas fun activities.

(Simcoe Reformer - Nov, 2011) - "Myths Legends and Superstitions!" at Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives explores the origins of wive's tales, magic and old-as-dirt advice passed down through the years.

(Fairlynch Museum News - Aug 12, 2023) - A partner for our Museum? - Long-time Norfolk Historical Society members Ruth and Arthur Loughton made a trip to Budleigh, England recently to visit family, and there was a surprising outcome.

(Simcoe Reformer - July 21, 2023) - Eva Brook Donly has been gone for 70 years, but more than ever the museum that was once her home resonates with her memory. Check out the