Bringing Our History, Art and Culture To Life
At the South Frontenac Museum, our job is to fascinate and educate residents and visitors by bringing our history, creativity and culture to life.
We honour the people who have lived in this region over the centuries by collecting, preserving and sharing their authentic stories and artifacts. We also present stimulating experiences and exhibitions from other communities as a complement to this educational work.
History in the making
The story of the South Frontenac Museum begins with the formation of the Verona Area Heritage Society, which was registered as a corporation in 2004. Three years later, the name was changed to Portland District & Area Heritage Society. In June 2008, the society became a Committee of South Frontenac Township Council and, in 2012, the society was contracted by the municipality to manage the museum, which is located at 5595 Road 38 in the hamlet of Hartington. More recently (in 2019) the Society changed its name to the South Frontenac Museum Society.
COVID-19 & The Museum
Under Step One and Two of the provincial Reopening Ontario plan, museums are unable to reopen.
The South Frontenac Museum will continue to monitor the situation and the public health measures in place. It is expected that the Museum may be able to open for a few weeks in late summer when the province is anticipated to enter Step Three in the Reopening Ontario plan.