Lennoxville Ascot Historical and Museum Society
Tourism Region: Eastern Townships
The Lennoxville Ascot Historical and Museum Society was founded and is housed in the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre (www.uplands.ca), an elegant historic building erected in 1862. Its architecture in the Georgian tradition reveals the British origins of its first occupants. The mission of the organization is to raise the community awareness and interest in local history, cultural heritage, traditional crafts, conservation of properties, artifacts and archives in order to communicate between generations and cultural groups an understanding of the heritage of the area.
About the Collections
The objects in the collection are related to the social history and the material culture of the Lennoxville-Ascot region from the middle of the 19th century to the late 1950s.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 6000
The Archives contains materials relating to the society, and its museum, and to heritage of the Lennoxville-Ascot area (since the early nineteenth century). Areas of interest include history, genealogy, architecture, archaeology and folklore. Holdings include many copies of published material.
Cartographic Materials •
Films and Videos •
Sound Recordings •
Other: The Archives also maintains a reference library of approximately 200 volumes relating to the heritage of the Eastern Townships.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork •
Textiles or Tapestries
Canadian • European
Painting • Prints and Drawings
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Exploration and Survey
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Toys and Games
: Non-motorized ground
Services & Activities
Guided tours are available. School groups are welcome to book tours in advance (available outside of regular open hours).
Supervised access to the Archives is provided by appointment and during museum hours to members of the society, local residents, scholars and other serious researchers. Materials must be used in the Archives Room. Photocopying may be done under the supervision and at the discretion of the archivist.
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Guided tours are available for visitors.
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Other: Wheelchair access to the ground floor only.
Picnic Area •
Publications and Products
Other: Reproductions of watercolours by the artist Kay Kinsman
9 Speid Street
Hours of Operation
Lennoxville Ascot Historical and Museum Society is helding a monthly meeting, every third Monday from September to June.
Open: Summer (June 25th to Labour Day inclusively: open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Fall/Winter/Spring: open Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M.
Closed from 24 december to 31 january
The Lennxoville Ascot Historical and Museum Society is closed during the Christmas holidays and the month of January.
Your donations help support our activities.