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Volunteer information and opportunities from Historical Societies in Canada. You can also view fewer results of Historical Societies by selecting a specific city or province from the menu to the right.

Some educational and heritage organizations are historically oriented, focusing on entities such as museums, heritage buildings, or genealogical societies.



Canadian Macedonian Historical Society

Musee International D'art Naif De Magog
61, rue Merry Nord, Magog, Quebec

The collection of the Musee international d'art naf de Magog comprises more than 700 pieces by more than 250 artists from 32 countries. It is the only museum in Canada entirely devoted to naive art.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Musee International D'art Naif De Magog


Canadian Macedonian Historical Society

Musee National Des Beaux-Arts Du Quebec
Parc Des Champs-De-Bataille, Quebec, Quebec

The functions of the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec are to make known, promote and preserve Quebec art of all periods, from ancient art to contemporary art, and to ensure a place for international art through acquisitions, exhibitions and other cultural activities.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Musee National Des Beaux-Arts Du Quebec


Canadian Macedonian Historical Society

Museum of Ontario Archaeology
1600 Attawandaron Road, London, Ontario

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians through the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the archaeology of Ontario.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Museum of Ontario Archaeology


Museums of Burlington

Museums of Burlington

Branch: Ireland House 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario

Our Vision:
Burlington is a community that knows and celebrates its diverse cultural heritage, and plays an active role in building a better future for Burlington.

Our Mission:
To inspire an appreciation of Burlington's past and its relevance to our present and future through innovative and interactive sharing of Burlington's heritage

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Museums of Burlington


Museums of Burlington

Museums of Burlington

Branch: Joseph Brant Museum 1240 North Shore Blvd. E., Burlington, Ontario

Our Vision:
Burlington is a community that knows and celebrates its diverse cultural heritage, and plays an active role in building a better future for Burlington.

Our Mission:
To inspire an appreciation of Burlington's past and its relevance to our present and future through innovative and interactive sharing of Burlington's heritage

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Museums of Burlington


Museums of Burlington

Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society
502 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia

The purpose of the Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society is to run a sustainable, integrated organization that actively promotes, through exhibitions and programming, the knowledge, appreciation and understanding of history and art.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society


Museums of Burlington

Norfolk Historical Society
109 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, Ontario

Our holdings include a wealth of research tools and aids for those seeking their family's Norfolk roots, such as the Walsh Papers, historical township records, old area records on microfilm, and several libraries, including a thriving Family Histories collection. Our Early American Library is recognised as one of the finest outside the United States.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Norfolk Historical Society


North America Railway Hall of Fame

North America Railway Hall of Fame
750 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario

Our Mission

To Preserve and Honor Railway Heritage in North America and ensure the future sustainability of the Canada Southern Railway Station.

Our Vision

Recognizing, Honoring and Preserving Our Railway Heritage.

Who Owns the CASO Station

The Station is owned by the North America Railway Hall of Fame.

Where Does the Funding Come From

Funding for the Hall of Fame and the redevelopment of the Station comes from a variety of sources, including private and public donations, memberships, fundraising programs, government agencies, foundations, corporations, sponsorship, and legacies. We now have members and donors from all across Canada, the United States, England and Australia.

We are a non profit organization located in the heart of St Thomas Ontario.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of North America Railway Hall of Fame


North America Railway Hall of Fame

North Bay Area Museum Society
100 Ferguson Street, North Bay, Ontario

@DiscoveryNorthBay (formerly The North Bay Area Museum), The Heritage Railway & Carousel Co. and The North Bay Heritage Gardeners formed Heritage North Bay, a predominantly volunteer-based organization with the goal of caring for our Waterfront and rail land / park developments.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of North Bay Area Museum Society


North York Historical Society

North York Historical Society
5845 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario

Established in 1960 in the Borough of North York, affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society, founding member of the Toronto Historical Society.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of North York Historical Society


North York Historical Society

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre
26 Bloor Street, Capreol, Ontario

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Our aim is to engage the community through our common heritage.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre


North York Historical Society

Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Centre
1800 Argyle St, Suite 446, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit organization.
Our mission is to honour, promote and preserve the sport history of Nova Scotia.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Centre


North York Historical Society

NWT Mining Heritage Society
Box 2818, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

The Society and its members are committed to preserving the mining and geological history of the Northwest Territories, Canada, and works towards its ultimate goal, the construction and establishment of a mining museum at the old Giant gold mine in Yellowknife.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of NWT Mining Heritage Society


North York Historical Society

Oakville Historical Society
109 Thomas St., Oakville, Ontario

The Oakville Historical Society preserves and promotes historical heritage of the Town of Oakville.

Our offices are in The Cottages. These are located on the north side of the Erchless Estate, erected in the mid-1950s. Now equipped with environmental control systems, they provide the historical society with archival storage, a library and display space. Visitors can explore various displays and ask questions about Oakville's history.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Oakville Historical Society


North York Historical Society

Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria
1594 Fairfield Road, Unit 15, Victoria, British Columbia

The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia. Our goal is to encourage the research, preservation and appreciation of Greater Victoria's heritage cemeteries. There are about 20 of these cemeteries including burial parks, columbaria and churchyards.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria


North York Historical Society

Pier 21 Society
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada has been profoundly shaped by immigration. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 aims to inspire and enable Canadians to explore their relationships with those migrations. We envision opening that conversation on a national scale.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Pier 21 Society


North York Historical Society

Pinhey's Point Foundation
270 Pinhey's Point Road, Dunrobin, Ontario

The Pinhey's Point Foundation was established in 1980 as a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to the heritage aspects of the historic site Horaceville at Pinhey's Point on the Ottawa River near Dunrobin. The property, including the interior of the house, is subject to a preservation easement with the Ontario Heritage Trust.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Pinhey's Point Foundation


North York Historical Society

Port Hope and District Historical Society
3632 Ganaraska Road, Port Hope, Ontario

To keep alive and bring to life, for young and old, and to preserve for generations to come, the History and Heritage of our Region [the township of HOPE and the town of Port Hope, Ontario] through meetings, lectures, displays, presentations and other functions and to involve other Heritage Groups as well as elementary, high school and university students in these activities.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Port Hope and District Historical Society


North York Historical Society

Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation
2 Kent St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation is an integral part of the Prince Edward Island community. We operate seven provincial museums and heritage sites in Prince Edward Island, providing Islanders and visitors with an opportunity to discover Prince Edward Island heritage and culture.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum
751 Highway 97B NE, Salmon Arm, British Columbia

We are a heritage Village and Museum on a 20 acre property depicting the era from 1890's - 1940's. Historical building, exhibits & fundraising events.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Roedde House Museum
1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian home in the Queen Anne revival style. Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the city's first bookbinder, it has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class, immigrant family at the turn of the last century.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Roedde House Museum


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Roedde House Preservation Society
1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian home in the Queen Anne revival style. Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the city's first bookbinder, it has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class, immigrant family at the turn of the last century.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Roedde House Preservation Society


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world's leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Royal Ontario Museum


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Royal Ontario Museum - ROMkids
100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world's leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Children and Youth · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Royal Ontario Museum - ROMkids


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Royal Tyrrell Museum
Highway 838 Midland Provincial Park, Drumheller, Alberta

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world's largest displays of dinosaurs, the Museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Royal Tyrrell Museum


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Sault Ste. Marie and 49th Field Regiment Rca Historical Society
690 Queen St, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is a non-profit, charitable organization facilitated by the Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment R.C.A. Historical Society for the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma, as well as visitors to the community. A management Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Museum.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Sault Ste. Marie and 49th Field Regiment Rca Historical Society


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Shearwater Aviation Museum
12 Wing, Shearwater Aviation Museum, Shearwater, Nova Scotia

The Shearwater Aviation Museum's mandate is to collect, preserve, display and promote the history of Maritime Military Aviation at the air station now known as 12 Wing Shearwater, from 1918 to the present time.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Shearwater Aviation Museum


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society
Waterloo, Ontario

Discover everything that there is to know about how our railway works. Explore the photos and videos of our equipment and volunteers in action. Learn more about our equipment and our history.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Spencerville Mill Foundation
76 Stewart Bd, Brockville, Ontario

Visit the last remaining mill on the South Nation River and discover how the Spencerville Mill adapted from a flour and grist mill serving the community's needs to a feed mill serving local farmers and feed stores throughout south eastern Ontario.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Spencerville Mill Foundation


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Strathcona County Heritage Foundation
913 Ash Street, Sherwood Park, Alberta

The Museum has been very successful and beneficial to residents and visitors of Strathcona County. It has received thousands of visitors and hosted hundreds of guided tours including schools, seniors, clubs and organizations. With the assistance of thousands of hours donated by volunteers, the Foundation has collected over 18,000 artifacts and 140 metres of archives. In tribute to these contributions a Commemorative Lasting Recognition Wall is located in the lobby of the Museum.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Strathcona County Heritage Foundation


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Strathroy Middlesex Museum
52 Frank Street, Strathroy, Ontario

The Museum is owned and operated by the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, under the Community & Cultural Services Department.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Strathroy Middlesex Museum


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Summerland Museum and Heritage Society
9521 Wharton St, Summerland, British Columbia

The museum shall preserve and promote Summerland's history. This is accomplished through the collection, documentation, preservation, interpretation, research, display, collaboration and service to the public.

The purpose of the Archives, as a part of the Summerland Museum, is to identify, acquire and preserve material of archival and/or informational value to the District of Summerland, and the community as a whole, and to make such records available to the public.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Summerland Museum and Heritage Society


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives Society
716 Winn Road, Gibsons, British Columbia

The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives is an innovative and community-driven heritage destination located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. We strive to preserve, promote and reflect the unique histories of the region.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives Society


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

The Association of Friends of the Billings Estate Museum
2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa, Ontario

The Billings Estate Museum, Ottawa . Muse du domaine Billings, Ottawa The 1829 Billings House is the oldest frame building in Ottawa and a designated National Historic Site. It is the third home of Braddish and Lamira Billings, pioneer settlers who opened up the area in 1813. The house celebrated its 175th Anniversary on October 28, 2004.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Association of Friends of the Billings Estate Museum


RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives Corporation
140 Water Street, Suite 904, St. John's, Newfoundland

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA), represent archives, archivists and individuals committed to the preservation of archival records in the province.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives Corporation


The Bytown Museum

The Bytown Museum
1 Canal Lane, Box 523, Station B, Ottawa, Ontario

The Bytown Museum is a registered charity, not-for-profit organization that provides museum services to its community and nationally.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Bytown Museum


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Canadian Canoe Museum
910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario

The Canadian Canoe Museum is a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe's enduring significance to the peoples of Canada.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Canadian Canoe Museum


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum's permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Canadian Ski Museum
Le Musee Canadien Du Ski
1960 Scott Street, Suite 301, Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum (CSHFM) is rebuilding. During this period of transition it continues to pursue its mission and mandate. However it isn't able to access the stored memorabilia and artifacts in response to requests for loans or for examination. It is "open virtually" via the website.

Keywords: Sports and Recreation · Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Canadian Ski Museum


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society
1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia

Craigdarroch Castle is a definitively Victorian experience. It is a shining example of a "bonanza castle" - massive houses built for entrepreneurs who became wealthy during the industrial age. In this case, the industrialist was Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Cranbrook Archives Museum and Landmark Foundation
Cranbrook, British Columbia

The archives consists of a large collection of papers, books, photographs, pamphlets, maps, and other paper items pertaining to several interests. It is also a reference library for museum research.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Cranbrook Archives Museum and Landmark Foundation


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Delta Mill Society
Portland, Ontario

The Old Stone Mill in Delta Ontario is a National Historic Site showcasing milling technology and 1800s industrial heritage. The mill was built in 1810 and is one of the finest examples of early industrial architecture in the region.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Delta Mill Society


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Edmonton Telephone Historical Information Centre Foundation
10440 108 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta

Here at the Telephone Historical Centre we offer you a chance to See artifacts that date back to 1876, Hear a multi-media presentation narrated by our beloved Xeldon the talking robot, and Play with our hands-on exhibits depicting how different forms of telecommunications technology actually worked.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Edmonton Telephone Historical Information Centre Foundation


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Friends of the Court
3277 Sandwich Street, Windsor, Ontario

The old Essex County Court House, built in 1855 by the firm Mackenzie Builders, Port Sarnia, was rescued from possible demolition through the interventions of The Friends of the Court early in the 1980s, with help from the Arts Council, Windsor and Region.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Friends of the Court


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Green Timbers Heritage Society
6380 - 121 St, Unit 39, Surrey, British Columbia

Green Timbers Heritage Society came into being in 1987 to develop and encourage public knowledge and awareness of forests in urban areas. We are acting as stewards for Green Timbers forest of Surrey preserving and enhancing its natural values. In 1988 and again in 1996 through referendums in the community we have stopped commercial development of areas of Green Timbers. Close alliances with our parks department in development of nature trails and a lake have made our park a jewel of Surrey.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Green Timbers Heritage Society


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Halifax Citadel Regimental Association
Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halifax Citadel Regimental Association (HCRA) supports programming at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (NHS) of Canada. Established on July 10, 1993, it is a non-profit, charitable organization which works in partnership with Parks Canada.

Keywords: Military · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Halifax Citadel Regimental Association


The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Heritage Agricultural Society
5411- 51st Street, Stony Plain, Alberta

The Heritage Agricultural Society operates as the Multicultural Heritage Centre and offers a wide range of programs and services both on their site in Stony Plain and in other locations throughout the region.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Heritage Agricultural Society


The Historica Dominion Institute

The Historica Dominion Institute
2 Carlton Street, East Mezzanine, Toronto, Ontario

The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest, independent organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Historica Dominion Institute


The Historica Dominion Institute

The Hudson's Hope Historical Society
9510 Beattie Drive, Hudson Hope, British Columbia

Being a member of the Hudson's Hope Historical Society does not require you to attend meetings. But if you do attend it will give you a voice and vote on matters concerning the museum and a great feeling of satisfaction that you are supporting an important local non profit organization.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Hudson's Hope Historical Society


The Historica Dominion Institute

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum Foundation
10440-108 Avenue, 118 Prince Of Wales Armoury, Edmonton, Alberta

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum is dedicated to preserving the military heritage of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and other central and northern Alberta military units. Since 1997, we have been located at the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, the building where the regiment was based from 1920 to 1965.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum Foundation




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