Coming Events Media

This page last updated: 24 Sept 2023

Tuesday to Saturday
Year Around
Genealogy Research
Our Research Reading Room is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Staffed by friendly, helpful volunteers, there to assist you.
If your ancestors lived in Norfolk, we probably have the surviving historical record. Research Admission: $5 each, free to Society members.
3 Jul to24 Aug Heritage Adventures Summer Camp!
Geared for kids ages 5 to 11, this camp features crafts, games, film-making and more. Pre-registration is required. $15/day or $75/week; $12 & $60 if you are a member
Check out for more details
6 Jul to 31 Aug
Wish You Were Here  

Exhibit of postcards, souvenirs and memorabilia from Norfolk's villages

26 Jul Norfolk Nostalgia Night 
Join Karen Lindsay for the 'world premiere' lecture on Norfolk County postcards. Cold lemonade and hot popcorn will be served! $5 admission; $4 for members. 7pm start
4 August Used Books & Yard Sale + Art in the Park!
(Thanks to all the NHS members, museum neighbours and  friends who brought in items for the sale. We appreciate your support!)

6 August
"Urban Legends! Simcoe Day Walking Tour of Downtown Simcoe
Gossip we didn't tell Governor Simcoe on his first visit!
-departs from Norfolk Arts Centre at 9:30 & 10:00
$15 each; $12 in advance; kids half-price
Box lunches available to order: $6
9 September
Carillon Tower concert and lecture by Ottawa's Dominion Carillonneur Gordon Slater. A joint presentation with Norfolk County Heritage & Culture.  Outdoor concert begins at 2pm, followed by the lecture at the Heritage Centre.  Bring your own lawn chairs to the concert.
13 September to
10 November
"Hatched, Matched & Dispatched"
 --an exhibit that exams the customs and rituals around birth,  marriage, and death.  Highlights include a Victorian funeral in the front parlour.  Special thanks to Bob Andrews, Mike Bonaccorso, James Christison and Port Dover Harbour Museum.
SPONSORED BY:  Norfolk Mutual Insurance Company

22 September Norfolklore Genealogy Fair
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Norfolk County Fairgrounds Junior Farmers Building
and Norfolk Heritage Centre, in Simcoe. Admission $5

26 September

"The Mourning After" 
--illustrated lecture by Karen Richardson from the Haldimand County Museum & Archives on the topic of
Victorian Mourning Customs.  
Don't miss the funeral taking place in the Mulkins House parlour.
$5 admission; $4 NHS members.  7:00 pm start; refreshments and fellowship to follow
14 October Antique I.D. Day

CANCELLED.  See Media page for more details.

27 October Hallowe'en Hijinks!!
Hey Kids! Visit the Eva Brook Donly Museum for a 'howling good time' of spooky tours and maybe a creepy craft or two. Admission: $5 per person. Special thanks to Giant Tiger (Simcoe) for their contributions!
See poster for more details... if you're not too scared!!!.

10 Nov Norfolk Militia Day!
Come see photos, paintings, insignia, weapons and trophies related to the Norfolk Militia, with commentary by Bob Blakely, author of The Civilian Soldier.
2:00pm to 4:00pm. Admission: $4; light refreshments & book signing.
10 Nov An Evening with Colonel Robert and Mrs. Nichol
An intimate view of social and military aspects of the War of 1812, with military re-enactors and a tantalizing presentation on the "language of the fan" by Mrs. Nichol!
7:00pm to 10:00pm. $10 admission includes refreshments.
Presented by Bob Blakely and Cheryl MacDonald
22 Nov, 2007
to 28 Mar, 2008
"Cantelon Rides Again
... A History of Norfolk County Through Art"

--different art forms created or inspired by W. Edgar Cantelon

"Cantelon Rides Again" will offer glimpses of old Norfolk as well as new Norfolk. Four different themes will be presented throughout the duration of the exhibition. This show, where Cantelon meets contemporary,  is presented in cooperation with the members of  Norfolk ArtsCo and individual artists.

22 Nov, 2007
Cantelon Rides Again - Opening Gala

Opening Gala, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.,

Catering by The Belworth House

& entertainment, $25 each

RSVP Nov. 15

519-426-1583 or [email protected]

22 Nov
to 28 Dec
Churches & Taverns theme
Opening reception November 22nd, with special guest appearance by William Edgar Cantelon, as portrayed by Chris Thomas
9 Jan 
to 31 Jan
Barns & Landscapes theme
Opening reception January 10, with a  chance for you to "Bring Your Cantelon Out of the Closet".  Anyone owning Cantelons are invited to bring them to this opening
5 Feb
to 29 Feb
Homes & Portraits theme
Opening reception February 7, with presentation by writer/historian Cheryl MacDonald
6 Mar
to 31 Mar
Industrial and Nautical theme
Opening reception March 6 with lecture by Ian Bell of the Port Dover Harbour Museum
Attend all 3 lectures and save money!
Become a Member and save even more!!

Non-members: $10 each or three for $25
Members: $8 each or $20 for all three

Upcoming Exhibits in 2008

Spring  2008 "The Sky's the Limit: 19th Century Astronomy & Photography of Dri. James Wadsworth -- Simcoe's Renaissance Man"
Summer 2008 "Let the Chips Fall Where They May", a display about wood -- woodworking tools, furniture of Norfolk County and more
Fall 2008 "Glistening Glass" -- wonderful examples of hand blown, pressed and cut glass
Winter 2008 "Shedding Light on the Past" -- historic lighting from the collection

Norfolk Heritage Centre, 109 Norfolk St. S. Simcoe Ontario  N3Y 2W3  

Phone: 519-426-1583  Fax: 519-426-1584