Free Course on Aboriginal Histories Presented in Association with the Museum

Open for the Summer of 2019!

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The South Frontenac Museum is now open until Labour Day from 1-4 in the afternoon on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays.

The theme of this year’s exhibit is South Frontenac from 1900 to 1929 – Before, During, and After the Great War.  The centrepiece is our extensive collection of artifacts and records related to the 146th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force – a battalion created to recruit soldiers from the Counties of Frontenac and Lennox & Addington.  Supporting displays illustrate the contribution of women to the war effort.  There are also exhibits of tools and other items used on the home front.

The Museum is located at 5595 Road 38 (30 minutes north of Kingston on Gardiners Road) in Hartington.

All are welcome.

For more information call 613-376-3027 x2600

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We want to hear from you!

Starting this summer, we are developing a Strategic Plan for the South Frontenac Museum, and we'd like your input.

Whether you are a regular visitor to our Museum or have never been inside our doors, whether you live in the Township of South Frontenac or only visit a cottage here in the summer, or even if you occasionally travel up or down Road 38, we'd like to hear your opinion.

Please click this link or scan the QR code and let us know about your interests.

It will help!


Learn about the people of South Frontenac:  the Native Peoples who lived here first, the exodus of Loyalists from the United States, and the founding families who continue to live here.

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Work and Play

Browse through a sample of our collection of farm tools, kitchen implements, books, and documents from 50, 100, or 150 years ago.

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See photographs of your great-grandmother... with her class and teacher when she was eleven years old.

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Land and Homes

Explore the geography, the original townships and villages, and the unique architecture of the region

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Listen to people talk about life before the internet, electricity, or buying butter from a store.

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Times of War

Follow the history and look at the faces of the young men who joined up to fight a war in order to get to see the world.

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The South Frontenac Museum

We are dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of the people who have lived here over the centuries, of their struggles to scrape out a living for their families, and of the geology of this amazing landscape that defines and constrains the economic options.

We have a lot of work to do and need your participation!

We need extra­verts to serve as docents wel­coming visitors to the museum;  we are looking for creative types to develop new exhibits;  there are jobs for detail-oriented people to catalog new arti­facts;  and his­tory junkies can re­search and document our artifacts for our records or website.


Get Involved

Contact us to volunteer with the Museum, to join the Heritage Society, or to research the region.