about uhc

Established in 1972, the Uxbridge Historical Centre (UHC) preserves the history and heritage of the Township of Uxbridge.  Located on a 5-acre site that overlooks the beautiful Uxbridge Valley and Oak Ridges Moraine, the UHC consists of 10 buildings and more than 6,000 artifacts. 

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Land Acknowledgement

The Uxbridge Historical Centre is situated on the land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among the Mississauga Peoples. We acknowledge that it is covered by the Williams Treaty and is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. This land is now the home of many Indigenous communities.

We honour, recognize, and respect this nation and Indigenous Peoples as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.  We acknowledge that they were not asked to share their territory and that we are here as guests. 

Our Mission

The UHC connects today's audiences with the rich heritage of Uxbridge Township through the collection, preservation, interpretation and display of artifacts, documents and photographs, and related programming that illustrate the history of the Uxbridge area and the former Townships of Uxbridge and Scott.

Our Vision

The UHC is a heritage leader and important community resource, providing engaging exhibitions, workshops and other programs that explore and share the history of the Uxbridge area with diverse audiences.

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What We Offer

Tours - Discover Uxbridge's heritage through permanent and temporary exhibit displays within 10 historic buildings.  General or themed tours are available upon request.

Research Requests - Staff can track down your heritage-related questions, or you can browse through our archival library.  See our Researcher Brochure for more information.  Please call to make an appointment with our staff.

Collections Management - The UHC and staff take their role as the steward of Uxbridge and Scott Township history to heart.  If you are considering donating your items, please contact us for more information.

Programs - We offer numerous Educational and Special Interest Programs, Workshops, and Day Camps for your enjoyment.


Event Hosting - Have your special day, family gathering, public event, or baby/bridal shower on our site. Click here for more information.


Monthly Newsletter - Filled with upcoming events, updates on recent staff and volunteer projects, and opportunities to support the UHC.