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Heritage and Culture

Welcome to Haldimand Museums Virtual Space

Here you’ll find some archival content, educational materials, and some virtual exhibitions!


Interested in more resources visit our Museum Educational Resources page.

2024 Juried Art Show Call for Entries

To submit up to 3 pieces of art download the entry form here!
Completed entry forms along with art pieces and entry fee are welcome between May 7 – 25; 10:00am – 3:00pm; Tuesday – Saturday ONLY.
For more details contact the Square at 905-765-3134

Cayuga Library + Heritage Centre

Location, Hours of Operations and More!

Edinburgh Square Heritage and Cultural Centre

Location, Hours of Operation, and more!

Wilson MacDonald Memorial School Museum

Wilson MacDonald Memorial School Museum
Location, Hours of Operation, and more!

Haldimand Museums offer a unique and tangible connection between the past and the present through the interpretation of material, heritage & culture, stories and lives of real people who once lived in our community. Together, the Museums provide a variety of opportunities and experiences that enrich the lives of our citizens.

Early patterns of settlement in Haldimand County are still visible in the landscape and architecture, spanning from the pre-Contact era to the proclamation of the Haldimand Land Grant for the Six Nations and the subsequent migration of Loyalist settlers – Americans, largely of German descent and Mennonite tradition. Throughout the 1800’s, an influx of immigration from the British Isles contributed significantly to the area’s development, as did the small but industrious Black community of the late 19th Century – many descended from ex-slaves of the American South.

Since the post-war years of the 20th Century, a significant stream of immigration from the Netherlands has also added to our ever-expanding mosaic of cultural identity, as have the age-old traditions of our Indigenous neighbours – the Six Nations and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation communities.

This mosaic has inspired a rich and matchless inventory of significant objects, experiences, sites, structures, features, activities, memories, traditions, creations, relationships, performances and celebrations that help to identify today’s Haldimand County.

You’ll find a wealth of historical artifacts to explore at Museums located in the communities of Caledonia, Cayuga and Selkirk.

Select one of the TV’s above to play a Heritage Minute

May, 2024

Haldimand Museums Advisory Board

The Haldimand Museums Advisory Board assists, advises, promotes and furthers the objectives of Haldimand Museums (Haldimand County Museum & Archives; Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre; Wilson MacDonald Memorial School Museum).

For further information, please contact (905) 318-5932, ext. 6516