Tourism Region: Greater Toronto Area (North)
Featuring the time period circa 1850 to mid 1900s, this community museum has a geographical focus specifically on Whitchurch Township and Stouffville, with a broader focus on York Region. The site includes a Pioneer Log Cabin, Victorian Farmhouse, Barn, Vandorf Public School, Bogarttown Schoolhouse and heritage gardens. Interpretive tours are offered for schools and other groups by arrangement in advance. Various workshops for children and adults take place throughout the year. Annual events include the "Tree to Treat" Pancake and Ham Brunch, the Annual Antique & Classic Car Show (First Sunday after August Civic Holiday), Victorian Tea (Fourth Friday in November), and A Candlelight Christmas evening tour (First or Second Saturday in December).
Gormley (Municipality of Whitchurch-Stouffville in York Region), Ontario
14732 Woodbine Avenue, Gormley, Ontario
Regular Admission rates:
Child (3-12 yrs): $4.00
Senior/ Student (with valid ID: $4.50
Family (up to 4 people): $15.50
The collection includes furniture, textiles, ceramics, silver, prints and maps, photos, textual items, farm implements, horse-drawn vehicles and tools related to 19th century trades as related to the historical development of Whitchurch-Stouffville.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: approximately 13,000
Historic photographs, business and land registry documents, vital statistics, personal communication items, and published works as related to the historical development of Whitchurch-Stouffville and its residents.
Prints and Drawings •
Paintings, furniture, silver, china, hand crafted home furnishings, household textiles, jewellery, domestic implements from circa 1850 to mid 1900s.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations
Other Period: 19th and 20th century Canadiana and folk art
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sketchbooks or Albums
Folk Art • War Art • Religious Art
Diverse collection reflecting the historical and economic growth and social development of Whitchurch-Stouffville.
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Exploration and Survey
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
Military History and Technology
Toys and Games
: Non-motorized ground
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Services & Activities
Access to our archives can be arranged by appointment. $10.00 fee applies. Photocopying and historic photograph reproduction services available.
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Curriculum-based full and half day programs on site for school children. Outreach programs for schools and youth groups. Edu-kit rentals. Adult craft workshops. Lectures.
Classes or Workshops
Discovery Room or Centre
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Guided tours of restored historic buildings. Gift shop.
Meeting Room Rental
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 75
Activities: Gardening, maintenance, cataloguing, data entry, greeting
visitors, food services, special events, delivery, program materials preparation, exhibit installation, heritage demonstrations.
Semi-annual newsletter and membership card, free admission to the Museum, discounted admission to special events, 20% discount on adult and children's workshops or programs, 10% discount on all purchases in the Museum Gift Shop, free access to the Museum's Archives and Reference Library, invitations to "members only" events such as exhibit openings.
Picnic Area •
Publications & Products
Annual Reports •
Educational kits •
"Spotlight" on the Collection Exhibit:
June 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Animal Tales for Toddlers:
June 19, 2014 to August 7, 2014
41st Annual Antique & Classic Car Show:
August 10, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Teddy Bear Tea:
August 14, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Cooking Chaos Summer Camp:
August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Archaeology ABC Summer Camp:
August 18, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Summer's Last Blast Summer Camp:
August 25, 2014 to August 29, 2014
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