ELMAN W. CAMPBELL MUSEUM, owned by the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket and operated by the Elman W. Campbell Museum Board of Management, is a non-profit, educational institution created for the purpose of collecting, preserving, researching, studying, exhibiting and interpreting artifacts related to the social, political and economic history of the Town of Newmarket and its environs from the time of the first settlers to thirty years before present, for the benefit of residents of the Town of Newmarket and visitors from outside the Town.
The Elman W. Campbell Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Location: 134 Main Street South, Newmarket, ON
For more information call 905-953-5314 or email: email@example.com
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Educational School Programs
The Elman W. Campbell Museum offers heritage school programs for students in kindergarten, grades 1 and 3 (during the school year).
Students will learn about the theme through objects in our collections and engage in hands-on activities.
For bookings or inquiries, contact the Museum at 905-953-5314.
- Junior & Senior Kindergartens: Early Playtime in Historic Newmarket ($3.50/child)
- Grade 1: The Local Community and the Elman W. Campbell Museum ($3.50/child)
- Grade 2: Winter Celebrations in Victoria Newmarket (mid November to December only) ($3.50/child)
- Grade 3: Early Settlers in Newmarket ($3.50/child) Also available outreach
*NEW* Community Outreach Program also available from our Museum to you, $60/group
- From the Toy Box
- The Travelling Backpack (WW1 focus)
Wee Fun Wednesdays: Toddlers & Caregivers
Every Wednesday, March 20 to June 19 | 10 am to noon
$3/Child (cash at the door) | Suitable for ages 1 to 3 | Caregiver supervision required
Drop-in with your toddler to socialize, learn and play!
Activities will stimulate communication, cooperation, and imagination with a different art-making theme each week.
- Lots of hands-on playtime with tabletop activities
- See our changing displays
- Make new friends!
Mother's Day DIY Painted Flowerpot
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
$5/child | Suitable for ages 5 to 10 | Adult supervision required
Pre-register firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-953-5314
Decorate and design a terra cotta flowerpot and homemade greeting card for Mom. Visit the Museum for fun, hands-on activities!
Queen Victoria's 200th Anniversary Celebration
May 18, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. | Cost: Free
Suitable for all ages | Adult supervision required
Try scrapbooking, one of Queen Victoria’s favourite pastimes and learn about her life from our special display. Enjoy a slice of cake fit for Royalty!
D-Day the 75th Anniversary Commemoration Exhibit
Exhibition : June 6 to November 9, 2019 | Free admission
Opening Ceremony : June 6, 2019 2 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, reception to follow, videos, music and information.
Curated by Rod Bruton. June 6th marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Drop-in and learn about the cultural diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples through our collection of artifacts and reproductions. Experience Indigenous tradition through your taste buds and enjoy playing hands-on activities with your children. Curated by Janet Charpentier.
Friday, June 21, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Cost: Free| Suitable for all ages
- Join us for a guided tour and sample traditional Indigenous drinks and food like cedar tea, maple syrup, strawberry drink and bannock.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. |$3/child | Suitable for ages 4 to 10, Adult supervision required. Pre-Register by email at email@example.com or call 905 953 5314
- Enjoy an afternoon of educational and fun crafts, stories, games and hands-on activities while learning about our First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Sample traditional Indigenous drinks and food like cedar tea, maple syrup, strawberry drink and bannock. Join us for a special Nin Os Kom Tin Hand Drumming Presentation at 2 p.m.
Canada Day Open House
Monday July 1, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free Admission | Parent/guardian supervision required | Details: newmarket.ca/museum
Join us at the Elman W. Campbell Museum for our Canada Day Open House. Special display: 200 Years of Yonge Street Quilts features quilts made by the Women's Institutes of Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay.
History Through Stitches
July 1, to October 31, 2019 | Free Admission | Tues to Sat 10 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.
Curated by Lynn Robitaille. See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s.