The Osgoode Township Museum has been serving our community as a museum since 1973! The OTM tells the story of Ottawa’s agricultural and rural heritage, with a focus on agriculture in the former Osgoode Township. The Museum houses a collection of approximately 10,000 artefacts, ranging from housewares and clothing to full sized tractors and other farming equipment in our two main exhibition spaces. If you visit during the spring, summer, or fall, you’ll get a chance to wander around the 10,000 square foot heritage garden modeled after a 1907 school garden, orchard, and grounds. Inside the museum, our brand new permanent exhibition space displays the incredible story of our township and its people. Learn stories of how Indigenous people and the first European settlers paved a path for our current day rural community members, and how these residents are cultivating their connections with the past, present and future! The museum hosts a variety of family- friendly online workshops, talks and programs, and creates connections through partnerships with other organizations in the community. Our largest event of the year is the Harvest Festival, a true celebration of our rural heritage. The site on which the museum stands was once the Campbell and later the Moses Mill complex. In the early 1900s, it employed between 20 – 30 people in its carding mill, grist mill and cheese box factory. The quilt block pays homage to the communities’ rural and agricultural roots.
Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Osgoode Township Museum
Osgoode Township Museum
7814 Lawrence St, Vernon, ON
Latitude : 45.15996 Longitude : -75.46249