Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre: ‘soft-opening’ August 6!

Construction on the new Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre at 19 Talbot St. W is complete and the facility is now open to the public! All library and museum services are available, however, visitors should note that minor finishing touches (such as accent lighting, paint touch-ups and landscaping) will be ongoing for a few more weeks. A more formal ‘ribbon-cutting’ ceremony is being planned for a later date.  We look forward to seeing you!

Exhibit information

The first heritage exhibit on display within the CLHC is titled Back to Our Roots. The exhibit features a number of artifacts from Haldimand County’s very first museum exhibit dating back to 1933 – which was located in a 22 square foot room within the existing Cayuga Courthouse!

Construction on the new 6,455 square foot library and heritage centre in the heart of Cayuga’s downtown core began in June 2018. The new, fully accessible building accommodates both library and museum collections/services/programs, providing visitors with an extremely unique learning and cultural experience.

The museum space encompasses 1,400 sq. ft., with 800 sq. ft. dedicated to an exhibit & display area and 600 sq. ft. designated for local history and genealogical research. Hard copy genealogical records & information is available within the designated genealogy space, as are new technologies that assist with research. Heritage programming will be offered year-round for both adults and children.

Valued library services and spaces – including book borrowing, workshops, public access computers and meeting rooms – are also available and improved in the new state-of-the-art building. Educational programming, including storytimes, author talks, guest lectures and themed workshops will be offered onsite by both museum and library staff in a new, multi-purpose community room.

The new Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre will be located at 19 Talbot St. W, and hours of operation have been extended at the new facility! Regular hours will be as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED

Residents, visitors & researchers from across the world make use of Haldimand’s historical archives!

The new Library & Heritage Centre will offer a beautiful, productive space to conduct research and browse information – with new technologies to assist.

Staff will be available during regular hours to help visitors navigate the genealogy room and find key information.

If you’ve got an in-depth research project or are looking for an assortment of information, connect with the Heritage Centre’s curator by phone (905-772-5880) or e-mail and make an appointment. Our curator will be able to create a ‘research road map’ prior to your visit & get a head start on your inquiries!