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Undeniably Uxbridge

Explore this permanent exhibition space featuring core themes from Uxbridge’s local history. Each of these displays are innately tied to how this area and the people who live here have come to be, as well as the values and industry ties held by people to this day. Displays include Indigenous Roots, Quaker settlement, the development of medicine and healthcare, bustling music industries, and even the complexities of daily life and the war.

This exhibition space is generously supported by the Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society.

25-35 minutes

Outdoor Site Tour

Did you know that the Quaker Hill schoolhouse is the only original building on the UHC site? Join for a tour across the museum grounds to learn about the history of the buildings on the UHC site and their processes of joining the museum. The outdoor site is accessible with paved pathways. Dogs are welcome!  

Note: This tour is outdoors only.

20-25 minutes

Lucy Maud Montgomery Tour

30-35 minutes

Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery lived in Leaskdale from 1911-26. In addition to writing 10 books in her time here, she also played an active role in the community. Explore her life and adventures in Uxbridge through this thematic, multi--building tour. Complimentary kids activities included.

Looking for more LMM content? Make a day of it and check out other sites on the Lucy Maud Montgomery Trail here. Complimentary print maps of the trail are available at the UHC.

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past exhibitions

Quilts on Quaker Hill

August 7 - November 1 2021

In Uxbridge Township, quilting is part of the past, present, and future.  This exhibition features a collection of 24 quilts from both the UHC collection and the community.  They showcase a variety of different quilting methods and tell the stories of those involved in the craft.  

Ranging from the early 1800s to 2021, the unique quilts in this exhibition help to tell the story of local quilters, their roles as community members, and their enduring commitment to the quilting craft.

Vimy to Juno and the Legacy of Lt. Col. Samuel Sharpe

May 26 - June 6, 2018

As part of the events to honour Lt. Col. Samuel S. Sharpe and publicly acknowledge his commitment, service, and sacrifice to his community and his country, the Uxbridge Historical Centre is hosting joint exhibitions in partnership with the Juno Beach Centre, Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society and Uxbridge Secondary School. 

Stone Carving Project

2017

In 2017, artist Fly Freeman undertook the "Uxbridge Story in Stone" project, creating a massive stone carving that tells the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails. Selected by the Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC), Freeman shaped the 800-lb blocks of Indiana Limestone using same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations.

 

The four completed limestone panels are installed in front of the Uxbridge municipal offices. 

Rye, Rebels & Restraint:
Uxbridge During Prohibition

June 1 - September 27, 2019

Rye, Rebels & Restraint features the history and stories of bootlegging and the temperance movement within Uxbridge. This exhibition developed in partnership with each of the three regions of Central Counties Tourism - Durham, York, and the Hills of Headwaters. 

Use the password "Is Plank's still open? Deal me in." to enter our speakeasy. Gamble away your clams, get gigglewater, and experience Uxbridge during the 1920's.

Their Votes Counted

June 2 - August 26, 2018

Their Votes Counted commemorates a significant milestone in Canadian history - the 100th anniversary of women voting for the first time in a Canadian federal election. 

This bilingual exhibition was developed by the Victoria County Historical Society in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association and made possible through funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage. 

Uxbridge 150 

July 1 - September 30 2017

What was Uxbridge like 150 years ago? This Sesquicentennial exhibition showcased what Uxbridge Township was like 150 years ago and how it has changed over the years.