Experience Our Heritage
The Uxbridge Historical Centre (UHC) collects, preserves, and displays artifacts, documents, and photographs related to the history of the Uxbridge area. The UHC consists of more than 6,000 artifacts and 10 buildings on a 5 acre site overlooking the beautiful Uxbridge Valley and Oak Ridges Moraine.
The life of the early settler comes alive at the UHC. Locally-made agricultural equipment, machinery, and tools, as well as pianos, organs, and other musical instruments are just a few examples of the UHC's varied collections of artifacts. While not able to showcase all 6,000 artifacts on a daily basis, the collection database is available online with images and records updated on an ongoing basis.
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.
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.
What We Offer:
Tours - Discover Uxbridge 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 question, or you can browse through our archival library. See our Researcher Brochure for more information. Please call to make an appointment with our staff.
Collection Management - The UHC and staff takes 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.
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.
The Uxbridge Historical Centre (UHC) is governed by the elected Municipal Council of the Township of Uxbridge. A volunteer advisory body known as the Museum Advisory Committee (MAC) is appointed by Council to advise, comment on, recommend, and assist Council with specific reference to the operation and management of the Uxbridge Historical Centre and the delivery of museum services to the community in compliance with relevant municipal, provincial, and federal legislation.
A volunteer-run Board of the Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society (USHS) works in partnership with the Township, the owners of the buildings and collections, to raise funds that support museum operations, exhibitions, and special projects. Volunteers from the Society assist with school programs, outreach, garden interpretation, workshops, and other activities
More information about the Society can be found on their website.
The museum site is staffed from April to mid-December, Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. Email inquiries are responded to year-round.
To make an inquiry or to arrange a facility booking during the off-season (December - March), please contact the Township of Uxbridge facility bookings clerk at 905-852-6761
The two permanent staff members of the UHC receive the support of summer students, interns, and volunteers for day-to-day tasks.
Pat Neal - Manager / Curator
Amanda Gallagher - Assistant Curator