Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum

Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum Home of the Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum. Committed to preserving Norfolk County's heritage and making it available to the public.

Welcome to the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives – your primary year-round destination for information and events on the people, places, heritage and history of Norfolk County. With hundreds of family histories, thousands of photographs, miles of microfilm and countless other indexed resources you will find the Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives to be a treasure trove of valuable information and materials for the genealogist, the historian, the student and the tourist in everyone. Our permanent exhibits display the development of Norfolk County from the 1600s to the present. We also have a gallery dedicated to Eva Brook Donly, the Canadian artist who lived in this house. The historic house side of the museum is presented as the 1860s home of the Mulkins Family. We also have temporary exhibits that change multiple times per year. Come in and see what we have to offer!

06/21/2019
Open House and Website Launch Party

We want to thank everyone who came out to our Open House and Website Launch Party this past Saturday. We had a wonderful time touring visitors through our new storage space and exhibit. Andrew Kicak from the Heritage and Culture Advisory Committee and his daughter helped us cut the cake! We hope to see you soon!

Happy Father's Day!This postcard is from our archival collection. It was sent to Delhi, ON. December 3, 1908
06/16/2019

Happy Father's Day!

This postcard is from our archival collection. It was sent to Delhi, ON. December 3, 1908

We are excited to officially launch our new logo and website today. You can find us now at www.nca-ebdm.ca
06/15/2019

We are excited to officially launch our new logo and website today. You can find us now at www.nca-ebdm.ca

06/15/2019
Open House celebration happening today! There will be cake... do we need to say more? Come by and visit us!
06/15/2019

Open House celebration happening today! There will be cake... do we need to say more? Come by and visit us!

Looking for something to do tomorrow? Need to get out of the rain? Our Open House and Website Launch Party is happening ...
06/14/2019

Looking for something to do tomorrow? Need to get out of the rain? Our Open House and Website Launch Party is happening tomorrow 12:00-4:00. Join us for cake and refreshments!

06/11/2019

Our catalogue for the Make-Do: Broken, Repaired, Beautiful is in! Stop by and see the exhibit and pick up a catalogue today!
#museum #archives #makedo #exhibit #evabrookdonly #norfolkcountyarchives #norfolkcounty

Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, 14,000 Canadians landed on Juno Beach. A great resource for stories and informat...
06/06/2019
Home - Defining Moments Canada

Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, 14,000 Canadians landed on Juno Beach. A great resource for stories and information is in the link below: https://definingmomentscanada.ca/

Defining Moments Canada is an online community providing digital research and storytelling skills commemorating Canada’s history and the Spanish Flu Pandemic.

Mr. Vincent here looks like he's ready to go home, lucky for him it's #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay!From our archival collecti...
06/03/2019

Mr. Vincent here looks like he's ready to go home, lucky for him it's #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay!
From our archival collection
1980p.14.34

As the last of of Museum Month, here is Norfolk County Heritage & Culture new bi-annual magazine! Pick up your copy toda...
05/31/2019

As the last of of Museum Month, here is Norfolk County Heritage & Culture new bi-annual magazine! Pick up your copy today!
#norfolkcountyarchives #evanbrookdonlymuseum #magazine #artifacts

We will be celebrating the launch of our new logo and website on Saturday June 15th with an Open House event. Drop in an...
05/30/2019

We will be celebrating the launch of our new logo and website on Saturday June 15th with an Open House event. Drop in anytime between 12pm - 4pm for a sneak peek of the new archives room, tour the new exhibit and enjoy some cake and light refreshments! All are welcome. Please come by and help us celebrate!

Thank you and congratulations to all the recipients of the 2019 Dogwood Awards!
05/30/2019

Thank you and congratulations to all the recipients of the 2019 Dogwood Awards!

05/29/2019

Our new brochures are in!
#norfolkcountyarchives #evabrookdonlymuseum #visitus #archives #museum

Norfolk County Heritage & Culture
05/29/2019

Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

We are looking forward to celebrating this year’s recipients of the Norfolk County Heritage and Culture Dogwood Awards at the Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to attend to honour:
Abi Boatright - Youth Award
Mary Caughill - Individual Award
Mary Jane Kekes - Individual Award
Norfolk Remembers Committee - Group Award
John B. Lee - Lifetime Achievement Award

Port Dover Harbour Museum, Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum, Norfolk Arts Centre, Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives, Teeterville Pioneer Museum

Hey parents! Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? We still have spots in our summer camps! Register...
05/28/2019

Hey parents! Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? We still have spots in our summer camps! Register your kids today!
#summer2019 #camp #museum

Know anyone who is 13+ wanting to get involved with the museum? Join us on Saturday, June 22 for our Youth Volunteer and...
05/22/2019

Know anyone who is 13+ wanting to get involved with the museum? Join us on Saturday, June 22 for our Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program! Register today!
#youth #volunteer #mentorship #museum #summer #camp

Our “Make-Do” exhibit is now open! Stop by the museum and see these repaired curiosities!#museum #brokenbutrepaired ...
05/21/2019

Our “Make-Do” exhibit is now open! Stop by the museum and see these repaired curiosities!
#museum #brokenbutrepaired #exhibit #curiosity

Registration Opens Today!
05/14/2019

Registration Opens Today!

Stay tuned....
05/09/2019

Stay tuned....

We are pretty excited about this. Big reveal will take place during May is Museum Month. Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre, Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives, Norfolk Arts Centre, Port Dover Harbour Museum, Teeterville Pioneer Museum, Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum
www.norfolkculture.ca

One of our many volunteers at Norfolk County Archives and Eva Brook Donly Museum. Joan is photographing objects in the c...
05/07/2019

One of our many volunteers at Norfolk County Archives and Eva Brook Donly Museum. Joan is photographing objects in the collection. We’ll be adding them to our collections database. #museummonth #evabrookdonlymuseum #norfolkcountyarchives #volunteers

Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum
05/01/2019

Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum

May is Museum Month!Fun Fact: Ontario has more than 700 museums, galleries, and heritage sites and we have some spectula...
05/01/2019

May is Museum Month!
Fun Fact: Ontario has more than 700 museums, galleries, and heritage sites and we have some spectular museums and galleries right here in Norfolk County!
#ONMuseumsMonth, #IMD2019, #MayisMuseumMonth

Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum will be hosting 2 weeks of summer camp!
04/30/2019

Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum will be hosting 2 weeks of summer camp!

#NationalTelephoneDay Bell Telephone Exchange, Colborne St., Simcoe. Erected 1929.1982p.05.58
04/25/2019

#NationalTelephoneDay
Bell Telephone Exchange, Colborne St., Simcoe. Erected 1929.

1982p.05.58

Happy Easter!🐣
04/21/2019

Happy Easter!🐣

#NationalLookAlikeDayMrs. Jacob (Lovina Mabee) McMichael (1815-1902) on the right, and her twin sister Mrs. Charles Harr...
04/20/2019

#NationalLookAlikeDay
Mrs. Jacob (Lovina Mabee) McMichael (1815-1902) on the right, and her twin sister Mrs. Charles Harris (Abigail Mabee) on the left in the late 1800s

1982p.11.62

From the Archives! Our volunteers are busy inventorying our collection and come across fantastic articles. This ladies m...
04/17/2019

From the Archives! Our volunteers are busy inventorying our collection and come across fantastic articles. This ladies magazine is called The Designer from April 1913 and the article is called “Turning an Honest Penny” giving recommendations how women can earn money. #norfolkcountyarchives #evabrookdonlymuseum #norfolkcounty #cats #mouse

Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum's cover photo
04/09/2019

Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum's cover photo

Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Volunteer Drive! We had a wonderful meeting you and showing our site...
04/06/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Volunteer Drive! We had a wonderful meeting you and showing our sites in Norfolk County! #jointheacene Port Dover Harbour Museum Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum Norfolk Arts Centre Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

04/06/2019

Today is Heritage & Culture’s Volunteer Drive! We’re starting Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum for our tour around Norfolk County museums and art centre! Join us on our trip! #jointhescene Norfolk County Heritage & Culture Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage CentreNorfolk Arts CentrePort Dover Harbour Museum

Archives Awareness Week The first photo shows how donated archival material arrives at #norfolkcountyarchives The second...
04/05/2019

Archives Awareness Week
The first photo shows how donated archival material arrives at #norfolkcountyarchives
The second photo is after volunteers and staff process the material, placing it in acid free folders, and indexing to make it accessible for research.
#norfolkcounty #archives #research #aaw2019

#NationalWalkingDay   Orchard Park Bridge, Port Dover.  Groups of men, women and children walking about.  Postmark 1906....
04/03/2019

#NationalWalkingDay
Orchard Park Bridge, Port Dover. Groups of men, women and children walking about. Postmark 1906.
1985p.01.07
Where is your favourite place to walk?

#walking #portdover #goforastroll #norfolkcountyarchives #evabrookdonlymuseum #norfolkcounty

04/01/2019
Loading a Microfilm Reader

Day 1 of Archives Awareness Week: Loading a Microfilm Reader. Have you ever been intimidated to use a microfilm reader on your own? Don't be, it's easy! See the video below on how to load a microfilm reader. As always, we are here to help! #norfolkcountyarchives #evabrookdonlymuseum #aaw2019

Norfolk County Heritage & Culture
04/01/2019

Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

This week is Archives Awareness Week. Have you visited the new Norfolk County Archives at Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives yet? Stop by to learn more about the wealth of historical resources housed in our collections. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers are on hand to assist you. The Norfolk County Archives is located at 109 Norfolk St., S. Simcoe, ON. Can’t make it to the NCA? No problem, contact them via email, social media or by phone with your inquiry.

#NationalDoctorsDayDr. Woods, 1890's. He is smoking a pipe and holding a book. There is a microscope on table and the wi...
03/30/2019

#NationalDoctorsDay
Dr. Woods, 1890's. He is smoking a pipe and holding a book. There is a microscope on table and the window behind has sign giving office hours.
#doctor #norfolkcountyarchives #evabrookdonlymuseum #norfolkcounty
1985p.13.62

Archivist Joshua Klar will be speaking at the next Port Rowan & South Walsingham Heritage Association event. All welcome...
03/27/2019

Archivist Joshua Klar will be speaking at the next Port Rowan & South Walsingham Heritage Association event. All welcome! Come on by Port Rowan on April 10th!

Come Join Us! Neal United Church on Bay Street in Port Rowan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.

The deadline is fast approaching but there is still time to nominate! Go to www.norfolkculture.ca for nomination forms.
03/26/2019

The deadline is fast approaching but there is still time to nominate! Go to www.norfolkculture.ca for nomination forms.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Norfolk County Heritage & Culture Dogwood Awards. Do you know of a deserving individual or group who has made a significant contribution to our sector? We know there are lots of them out there. Nominate today! Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2019. Nomination forms are available at www.norfolkculture.ca.

#WorldWaterDayFrom our collection of Cantelon paintings " The Old Well and the Old Oaken Bucket." Cantelon wrote about t...
03/22/2019

#WorldWaterDay
From our collection of Cantelon paintings " The Old Well and the Old Oaken Bucket." Cantelon wrote about the painting: "I was delighted to run across this rare subject, when out sketching near Port Rowan. Children from a school at some distance often came here to drink."
#NorfolkCountyArchives #EvaBrookDonlyMuseum #NorfolkCounty #Water

#TBT Hal Donly (publisher of Simcoe Reformer), wife Emma (Brook) Donly, her father Joseph Brook, and children Margaret D...
03/21/2019

#TBT Hal Donly (publisher of Simcoe Reformer), wife Emma (Brook) Donly, her father Joseph Brook, and children Margaret Donly and Paul Donly at the Brook home, "Elmhurst," Simcoe.
1997p.540.01

National Lets Laugh Day! #NationalLetsLaughDayThis is an informal photo of smiling Walker and Charlotte Ferris.  Walker ...
03/19/2019

National Lets Laugh Day! #NationalLetsLaughDay
This is an informal photo of smiling Walker and Charlotte Ferris. Walker was Manager of the St. Williams Fishing club.
1984p.09.38
#NorfolkCountyArchives #EvaBrookDonlyMuseum #NorfolkCounty #Laugh #Smile #Joy

Happy St. Patrick's Day!This post card is from our Archival collection and was sent from Hamilton, 1909.
03/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This post card is from our Archival collection and was sent from Hamilton, 1909.

Happy #WorldSleepDay ! Hope everyone catches some Z's tonight! This is a stereoscope sequence of a child sleeping in bed...
03/15/2019

Happy #WorldSleepDay ! Hope everyone catches some Z's tonight!
This is a stereoscope sequence of a child sleeping in bed on Christmas morning, and a small dog standing over the child.
#Sleep #Bedtime #NorfolkCountyArchives #EvaBrookDonlyMuseum #NorfolkCounty

#TBT Fall's Store interior and staff, ca. 1914. Women's straw hats on display.  Shirt price = $1.50 Picture from the arc...
03/14/2019

#TBT Fall's Store interior and staff, ca. 1914. Women's straw hats on display. Shirt price = $1.50
Picture from the archival collection
1997p.090.01

Have you read the paper!Come out to this year's Volunteer Drive! We will take you on a fun, interactive and free bus rid...
03/13/2019

Have you read the paper!
Come out to this year's Volunteer Drive! We will take you on a fun, interactive and free bus ride to visit all our site to see how you can help preserve history!
Saturday, April 6, 2019-Contact us for more details!
#NorfolkCountyArchives #EvaBrookDonlyMuseum #NorfolkCounty #JoinTheScene Waterford Heritage & Agricultural MuseumPort Dover Harbour MuseumDelhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre Norfolk Arts Centre Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

What are you doing for March Break? We'd love to hear from you!#MarchBreak #NorfolkCounty #FamilyTime #NorfolkCountyArch...
03/11/2019

What are you doing for March Break? We'd love to hear from you!
#MarchBreak #NorfolkCounty #FamilyTime #NorfolkCountyArchives #EvaBrookDonlyMuseum

Address

109 Norfolk St. South
Simcoe, ON
N3Y 2W3

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

519.426.1583

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