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Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village

The Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village has been bringing local history to life since 1984. This picturesque museum invites visitors to imagine what life was like 150 years ago back when Minden was a rough and tumble logging town.
The Heritage Village is made up of five historic buildings, moved here to preserve and celebrate Minden’s history. Come and explore Bowron House, a log cabin from the 1860s with a working woodstove, practice your spelling at Stanhope Schoolhouse from 1898 or view exhibits in the Stirling Bank building. Costumed interpreters run daily activities from June – August and the museum is open with displays and self-guided activities from May Victoria Day long weekend to October Thanksgiving weekend.

Visitor Information

The Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village is part of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre. Make sure to visit Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Nature’s Place and Minden Hills Branch of Haliburton County Public Library as well.

Address
176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, Ontario, K0M 2K0

Admission
Admission is by donation and on-site parking is free

Hours:
Tuesday           10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday     10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday        10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday              10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday         10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday and Monday closed

Open season: May Victoria Day weekend to October Thanksgiving weekend


Annual Events & Workshops


Learn About Minden’s History


The Founding of Minden is a 7 minute video about Minden’s history, produced in 2014 with the support of the Government of Ontario and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
If you are interested in researching the collections, please email museum@mindenhills.ca to make an appointment.


Interested in donating an artefact?

Thank you for your interest in supporting the museum through donation. Every donation is reviewed by the museum advisory committee to ensure suitability and sustainability criteria are met. The museum collects items that meet all three of the following criteria:

  • Dates from the mid-1800s to 1918
  • Linked to Minden’s history or surrounding local area
  • Has a known provenance (its origin and who it belonged to)

If you are interested in donating an object that meets the above three criteria, please email a photograph of the object to museum@mindenhills.ca.


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