Elman W. Campbell Museum


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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The 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: elmanmuseum@rogers.com  ​

To view a 360​°​ panorama tour of the Elman W. Campbell Museum, click the image below.

Link to 360 degree tour of Elman W. Campbell Museum

Quilts: Warmth Through the Generations

This exhibit showcases 44 captivating and rarely displayed quilts from the museum's collection, as well as quilts loaned by members of our community. See an array stunning quilts including ones made by Elman W. Campbell's mother and grandmother. Enjoy the beautiful patterns and colours of Dresden Plate, Colonial Lady, Double Wedding Ring, Underground Railroad patterns, view a Quilt of Valour, and much more! This beautiful display is just waiting to be explored! Learn about and appreciate the art of quilting as expressed by skilled crafters over time. Curated by Lynn Robitaille and Janet Charpentier-Burling.

Date: June to October

Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m. 

Rebel Heartland 

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.

For more information on School Group demonstrations click here.  

Dates: September 22 and 23.

Time: September 22, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and September 23 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Location: Fairy Lake Park (Water Street) 

For full details and event schedule click here.

Culture Days Open House 

Join us on Saturday, September 29 for our Culture Days open house.  New exhibit: Warmth Through the Generations. 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: elmanmuseum@rogers.com. 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.

For full event details click here.


BOO-seum fun at the Museum  

Join us for a howling good time as we turn the museum into a boo-seum! Halloween displays, crafts and try a Halloween hunt! Suitable for ages 4-10. Meet Andrew Hind, author of Canadian Monsters and Mythical Creatures!  Andrew will be autographing copies of his book.  It sells for $16.95.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $3 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.