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“Interesting piece of local history”
Review of Brockville Museum

Brockville Museum
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Brockville
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Owner description: A visit to the Brockville Museum offers a glimpse into the social and industrial history of Ontario's first incorporated town. Through a variety of thematic and interpretive exhibits, the Brockville Museum shares the stories of the people who have shaped this waterfront community for over 200 years. The museum is housed (partially) in a mid-19th century home on the Downtown Brockville Waterfront, adjacent to the Brock Trail. It opened in 1981 and has since grown both as a fixture in the community, as a tourist attraction, and in the programs, exhibits, and museum services that it provides. When visiting the museum, you will be greeted by our volunteers, who are happy to share our community with you. While you tour the galleries you will have the chance to explore Brockville's history at your leisure. Exhibits focus on the themes: "Made in Brockville", "The People of Brockville", and "Brockville's River & Rail Story". Admission is by donation. Hope to see you soon!
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Every local museum, according to me, is a must-see. This one is very well kept, the artifacts depict interesting parts of days long gone and the staff was very friendly. Well worth the time.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

For a small town this is an excellent museum which shows a lot of Brockville's past, They also have kids classes, Art Shows etc,.

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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Typically, the exhibits in the town museum featured prominent families from 19th and early 20th centuries - those MEN who made their fortunes by trade and industry. (Confusingly, the Fulford family was conspicuous by its absence.) There was an almost total lack of history of the women of the town - at any level of society. Also, we learnt nothing about the workers and their lives.
We discussed these points with a staff member who accepted and understood our comments, and explained that things are expected to change as a result of new management.

1  Thank Milton047
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Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Great observation! We totally agree. We are pleased to report that we have opened several new exhibits in the past four years and have definitely tried to better position our vivacious ordinary citizenry (women, workers, etc.) alongside their more prominent counterparts. Our People of Brockville exhibit, specifically, (opened in 2016), includes George Fulford, and other nationally-significant figures the likes of Maj. James Morrow Walsh and John Ross Matheson, but it also shares the stories of the Brockettes, a group of women from Brockville who entertained troops overseas in the 1940s, Agnes Lor, local business owner and founder of the multicultural festival, and Con Darling, a painter by trade who dressed as a clown to serve as Brockville's ambassador of smiles for decades. This is always a work in progress, and something we keep in mind as we are developing new exhibits and programs. Thanks for the feedback, and we hope that you'll have a chance to visit us again!

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