In operation since 1973, the Osgoode Township Museum presents the story of Ottawa South’s agricultural and rural heritage. The main museum building is a mid-century two-room schoolhouse built in 1961. It was designed by Balharrie, Helmer & Associates and built by Paul Daoust Construction Ltd. The main museum building is open year-round and houses an eclectic collection of approximately 11,000 artifacts. Visitors to the museum are invited to explore the permanent exhibition gallery, community gallery, research library and gift shop. Open seasonally, the Agricultural Barn provides a home for the vast farming and industrial collection that includes full-sized tractors, plows and combines, as well as handheld farming tools and industrial equipment. The Agricultural Barn was officially opened on August 12, 1989. Visitors are also invited to explore the 1.2-hectare (three-acre) museum grounds and experience the heritage school garden, orchard and playground. New for 2021 will be their dementia-friendly and accessible garden space, with raised beds and plenty of space to rest in the shaded gazebo. A variety of plants in the garden will be used as a sensory tool to help evoke memories, build happy moments for seniors with dementia and community members of all ages. As part of Digital Doors Open, visitors can also enjoy a virtual tour and explore the museum’s online exhibits.
- Digital Doors Open
- Virtual tour
- Collections and resources
Contact info7814 Lawrence Street
ArchitectureBuilding type: Museum
Dates/hours openFriday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Ottawa