In the Community

We’re excited to work with a variety of local businesses and organizations to tell the story of the Haliburton area. Our mobile museum regularly appears at events such as Trash and Treasures, Midnight Madness, Colourfest, Frost FestHaliburton Food and Beverage Showcase, Haliburton Home and Cottage Show, and Haliburton Craft Beer Festival. We also work with and are supported by our local newspapers, the Haliburton Echo and The Highlander, as well as our local radio stations, Canoe FM and Moose CFZN.

Eating a S’more at Frost Fest

We work extensively with the Municipal Recreation Program to provide programs which help people of all ages to get and stay active while learning about local history and culture. We collaborated on a project entitled “Dysart et al…Dreams, Decades, Discovery…” which has received funding from the New Horizons for Seniors program in 2015. This program fostered intergenerational dialogue and while promoting healthy active living and the sharing of traditional knowledge. We’ve also worked together for the children summer programming Play in the Park in the summers of 2015, 2016 and 2017. This program allowed children to come together and participate in outdoor games and activities in the warmer months.

Oil Painting Workshop with Robert MacBrien

In addition to housing wonderful artifacts and presenting fantastic programming, the museum seeks to be a community hub for various local groups. On the fourth Thursday of each month, at 1:30 PM, the Haliburton County Historical Society meets at the museum. The Haliburton County Folk Society holds an open stage at the museum on the second Saturday of each month, as well as additional concerts. On the third Tuesday of the month, Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists meets to discuss nature and nature related subject matter with exciting guest speakers. The Haliburton Highlands Camera Club meets bi-monthly to discuss digital and film photography on the third Wednesday of the month. Other arts groups also use our upper gallery such as Highlands Summer Festival’s apprenticeship theatre program Early Stages and the local watercolour painting group.