Cannington & Area Historical Society


Business Number: 118837160RR0001

The Cannington & Area Historical Society held its first meeting in January 1976. Its purpose is to promote interest in local history, the collection and restoration of community artifacts and the preservation of heritage buildings with historical significance to the area.The Cannington Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Historical Society, displays some of the collection. It was established in 1977 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Village of Cannington and is located in MacLeod Park. The museum features five restored heritage buildings from Brock Township: Brandon Log Cabin, Francis Log House, Loyal Orange Lodge Hall (Derryville Hall), a Driving Shed and the Cannington Railway Station and Caboose. The Cannington & Area Historical Society office is located in the Blacksmith Shop at 21 Laidlaw Street S, which is being preserved and restored in its original urban location. Contact us for a Museum r Blacksmith Shop tour at 705-432-3136 or email us

Vision          Preserving the Past, Protecting the Present, Enlightening the Future 

Mission       To promote an interest in the local history of people and place by preserving and restoring, by displaying, by entertaining, by educating;To research, collect and preserve local historical information and area artifacts, e.g., old time family photos, newspapers and genealogical, cemetery and census records; to serve as the archives for the Township of Brock;To encourage the preservation of heritage buildings with historical significance to this area, e.g., secure designation under the Heritage Act or Brock Heritage plaque program; saving structures by relocation to the Museum site in MacLeod Park;To disseminate information on material collected by holding general meetings and workshops; providing interpretive tours to museum guests and school classes

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