On display the Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Ave.). For hours click here.
Attention all Scouts! Scouting is commemorated with our annual display. The Scouting movement was started by Lord Baden-Powell over 100 years ago. Please ask about our Wolf Cub and Scout programmes to complement your visit.
Dates: February to mid to March, 2018
Passage to Freedom
On display at the Old Town Hall (460 Botsford St.).
The Elman W. Campbell Museum presents "Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad". The exhibit explores slavery, the Underground Railroad, a secret network that assisted fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Canada, and the challenges escaped slaves faced once in Canada. For more information click here.
Free admission. The Old Town Hall is wheelchair accessible.
Dates: February 7 to 27, 2018
Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad Speakers' Event
In recognition of Black History Month please join us for a special evening with guests Channon Oyeniran, Vice President of Ontario Black History Society and Fred Robbins, Stouffville Historian and special guest Melissa Barwell King, Great-great granddaughter of John Henry Shepherd.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street
The Changing Face of Main Street
Newmarket's Main Street is constantly evolving. Explore the changes that have occurred over the last 150 years through photographs and maps. Presented in partnership with the Newmarket Historical Society and Heritage Newmarket.
Dates: February to May, 2018
Family Day Fun, Toyland at the Museum
On February 19, have Family Day fun at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. See our model train, Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale displays. Bring in a toy animal from home and have fun in our pretend toy animal grooming salon! Have your picture taken at our pioneer board and go on a Museum scavenger hunt! Suitable for ages 4-10. $3/participant with donation of non-perishable food item for the Newmarket Food Pantry.
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March BREAK'N IT
Tuesday, March 13, Paint an Object Day $5.50 per person
Wednesday March 14, Snowflake Party $5.50 per person, Pre-registration required.
Thursday March 15 to Friday March 16, Free games and activities!
Suitable for ages 5+, pre-registration required
Dates: March 13 to 17
Times: Drop in 12 to 3 p.m.
Ages: Suitable for ages 5-10.
Eggceptional Easter Fun
Drop in to the Elman W. Campbell Museum for an eggciting afternoon! Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy Easter displays, activities, egg decorating and light refreshments! Don't forget to bring your camera! Suitable for ages 4-10. Pre-registration required
Date: March 31, 2018
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Family Astronomy Night
Coming in Spring! Watch the Town Page in the Era and Newmarket.ca/museum. Presented in partnership with the York-Simcoe Amateur Astronomers.
Victorian Mother's Day Tea
Bring your Mother and enjoy an old-fashioned afternoon in a historical setting! Presented by the Friends of the Museum. Includes a variety of teas, old-fashioned sandwiches and sweets served on vintage china. Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://newmarket.snapd.com. Suitable for ages 12+.
Date: Saturday, May 12
Two Sittings: 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Create a Victorian Costume
Learn about historic fabrics and see examples from Museum collections. Discover heritage patterns, find out how to source fabrics, how to put together materials from the thrift shop and pattern availability. Consult with an experienced re-enactment seamstress on how to use the patterns to create your own Victorian costume. Suitable for men and women 18+.
Date: May 19 and 26
Cost: $100/participant, 2-day course.
Canada Day Open House
Join us at the Elman W. Campbell Museum for our Canada Day Open House. Special displays, demonstrations and lots to do in the downtown core.Free admission.
Date: Sunday, July 1
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Quilts Old and New
An exhibit of quilts by members of the Quilt Guild and from the museum's collection. See quilting demonstrations and learn more about quilting from the experts.
Dates: September to December
A re-enactment of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion, in which Newmarket played a vital role. The ARCH Committee, comprised of the Newmarket Historical Society, Heritage Newmarket, and the Elman W. Campbell Museum, will present a re-enactment and encampment at Fairy Lake park on September 22 and 23, 2018. The event will involve an encampment of military re-enactors, sutlers, vendors, and craftspeople. On Saturday, the rebels will recruit followers at the Farmers Market and on Main Street to hear William Lyon Mackenzie's speech encouraging armed rebellion against the colonial government. This will be followed by a march down Main Street, to be met by the militia and dispersed. In the afternoon, the rebels will encounter the militia at Montgomery's Tavern in Fairy Lake Park and a battle will follow. Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews will attempt to flee but will be apprehended and turned over to the Lieutenant-Governor, who will order their execution. The "hanging" will take place in front of the Old Town Hall. On Sunday, social life in the colony will be represented by demonstrations, a church service, a boxed lunch social, and a dance.
Dates: September 22 and 23
Culture Days Open House
Join us on Saturday, September 29 for our Culture Days open house. New exhibit: Quilts Old and New. Try a museum history hunt and go on a self-guided tour of historic Main Street. Free admission. For more information, please call (905) 953-5314 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Museum is located at 134 Main Street South, Newmarket.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Spooktacular Hallowe'en Party
Join us for a howling good time with games, craft, costume parade and a spooky story. Suitable for ages 4-10. Pre-registration required.
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.50 admission/child
Gallery of Festive Trees 2018
November 17 – December 29
The Elman W. Campbell Museum presents a Gallery of Festive Trees to celebrate the holiday season. The Royal Family celebrated the holiday season with Christmas trees even before the custom became popular. Whether your style is Victorian, Edwardian, or Retro, there's something to inspire everyone! Opens the day of the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade!
Cost: Free admission.
Christmas Gift Shop Sale Fundraiser at the Musuem
Get a jump on your Christmas shopping. Find unique gifts, antiques, glassware, Christmas decorations, home décor and much more all on sale at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. Cash only please. Presented by the Friends of the Museum. All proceeds benefit the museum.
Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
COCOA AND COOKIES WITH SANTA
You're invited to jingle all the way to the Elman Campbell Museum. Enjoy an afternoon of hot cocoa, cookies and photo opportunity with Santa. Presented by the Friends of the Museum. Don't forget to bring your camera!
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free admission with donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry.