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. 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 UHC is governed under the Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society and by the Township of Uxbridge Town Council. The Society was formed in 1971 to preserve the history of the Uxbridge area. More information about the Society can be found on their website.
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Administrative hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm seasonally. To make an inquiry about the UHC during the off-season (December - March), please contact the Township of Uxbridge department of Recreation Programs, Culture, and Tourism 905-852-9181.
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