Where We Call Home, a play based on the history of Eaton Corner from 1847 to 1945, was performed on February 13 and 14, 2016, by an amateur troop of 35 actors and crew. It was a sold-out success (like the two previous plays in 2014 and 2015). The play was written by Sharron Hodge Rothney of Eaton Corner and her granddaughter Bethany Rothney. Bob Halsall directed. Copies of the DVD are available from Sharon Moore.
In February 2014, the Museum sponsored the first in a series of original plays bringing local history to life. William Stone's Leg told the story of an historic surgery - the first in Canada using anesthetic - performed by Dr. E. Worthington in 1847. Read More
The public has access to the Museum’s extensive collections by visiting exhibits in the Church, the Academy, and the Foss House. Exhibits include A Tale of the Townships, the Home Children Exhibit (Photo Credit: Collections Canada), and Remembering Our Own (Oral History Project). Read More
At the heart of the Museum site is this former Congregationalist church built in 1841. Designated an historic monument by the Province of Québec, it is now the home of the permanent exhibit of the Museum. Read More
Across the street from the church is the Academy, built in 1864. It is the home of the Museum’s administrative offices, archival storage, and display space. It is also designated an historic building by the Province of Québec. Read More
A unique and interesting collection of objects awaits you at the Eaton Corner Museum. They have been donated over the years by many local families so we will remember the life of yesteryear. The objects date from the beginnings of the settlement era at the end of the late 1700s, … Read More
Order your copy of the Memoirs of Wells Coates: A Life in Westbury! Read More
Join our green team
We are restoring and creating flower, vegetable and herb gardens like those grown in the 1800s. We are partners with the Sawyerville Community Garden (SCJ) which offers workshops and presentations for beginning and experienced gardeners to keep alive sustainable gardening practices crucial to the survival of the early settlers, and to healthy eating today. The Museum will house the local Seed Library of Heritage Seeds for the SCJ. Join our GREEN TEAM to help us plan and maintain our gardens.
Opens of June 11, 2016 June: Weekends, 11-4 July and Aug.: Wed. to Sun., 11-4 Sept.: Weekends, 11-4 Or by appointment
Researching family history? Special projects?
We can help you
We have genealogyinformation on many local families, as well as volumes of Townships history, individual family histories, ancestral charts and other documents available for study. Even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you’re sure to discover something fascinating along the way. Access to the Archives & Library and research support are available by appointment.