St. Marys Museum
Région touristique : Southwestern Ontario
Overlooking the Town of St. Marys, the main museum building is a large 1850s home built from locally quarried limestone. The Museum offers changing and permanent exhibits relating to the history of the area. Two outbuildings contain a woodworking shop and displays of farm implements and early methods of transportation. There is also a children's discovery area and resources for research into local history.
Renseignements sur les collections
The artifacts and materials in the Museum collection all relate to the history of St. Marys and area.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 10,000
Resource materials relating to local history, including genealogy.
Architectural Records •
Cartographic Materials •
Electronic Records •
Prints and Drawings •
Sound Recordings •
The St. Marys Museum has some fine examples of china and glassware from prosperous 19th century homes in the area. It also has excellent examples of quilts, coverlets and costumes, all of which are related to such areas of local history as, for example, a small turn-of-the-century cottage weaving industry.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
The paintings featured in the St. Marys Museum's collection all have a local connection - painted by area people, perhaps examples of the small art schools that flourished in St. Marys as in many 19th century Ontario communities. The Museum also owns and exhibits several paintings by William Greason, an artist who was born near St. Marys but who lived his professional life in Detroit.
Autre période : 19th century, early 20th century
Média : Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings
Again, the collection relates to the history of the St. Marys area. Of particular interest are examples of agricultural implements manufactured by the David Maxwell Company in St. Marys from 1885. The Museum also has a woodworking shop area where old tools are demonstrated and exhibited.
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Toys and Games
: Motorized ground
: Non-motorized ground
The Museum has a collection of bird and natural history specimens, including male and female passenger pigeons. There is also information on the limestone formations of the area.
Collections biologiques ou plantes et animaux
Zoology : Vertebrates : Birds (Aves) : Mammals (Mammalia)
Services de recherche
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Information Centre •
Discovery Room or Centre
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Information aux Visiteurs
Children's Activities or Services
Information Centre or Desk
Reminiscence or Oral History Kits
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Autre : hands-on area for children and other visitors
Services de bénévoles
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Nombre de bénévoles : 36
Tâches : Research, interpretation, care of collection, special events
Newsletter, Members' Evening, special invitations to openings, discounts
Services de restauration
Publications et produits
The St. Marys Museum's most recent publications include: Bravi, A History of the Italian Community in St. Marys, 1996, 160 pages, soft cover, photographs, $15.00
St. Marys and Area Remembers: Compilation of short, individual histories of more than 200 war fatalities listed on St. Marys and Area Cenotaphs: two volumes, 1995 and 1996, soft cover, $5.00 each, ed. Richard Holt.
Annual Reports •
Educational kits •
Museum Guide •
177 Church Street South
St. Marys, Ontario
Voir la carte
|Adresse postale :||
St. Marys Museum
PO 98, St. Marys, Ontario
Ouvert : The Museum is open throughout the year, Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:30. From Victoria Day to Labour Day, it is also open Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:30.
Fermé : The Museum is closed from December 25 to January 1 (inclusive.)
Droits d'entrée :
There is no charge for visitors to the Museum but donations are welcome.
Charges for special group tours by negotiation.