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Welcome to Historic Merrickville

Stephen Merrick House
Merrickville is an attractive historic Village spanning the Rideau Canal between Smiths Falls and Kemptville. The Historical Society was formed in 1965 to encourage an interest in the history and heritage of the Merrickville district and to protect its well preserved 19th century stone and masonry houses.

BlockhouseCentral to the Village and its history is the 1832 stone Blockhouse built to protect the canal locks and which we now operate in the summer as a Museum of local artifacts.

The Merrickville and District Historical Society also maintains extensive archival material related to founding families and Village enterprises. We undertook an Archive Restoration and Preservation project during the summer of 2005. This is the first stage of several and thus far more than 1000 images have been photographed. The documents and pictures will eventually comprise a searcheable database which will be accessible for research.

Please take a few moments to explore our website:

About Us: our society, membership information, contact information
News: latest society news and coming events
Publications: our newsletters and other publications
Projects: our various projects including the Archives Preservation Project, Heritage Award of Merit and the Merrickville walking tour brochure
History: the history of Merrickville, photo gallery
Blockhouse Museum: the Blockhouse Museum, operating hours
Walking Tour: the Merrickville Walking Tour (with map)
Links: links to other websites of interest


Blockhouse

Header Image - the background for the header is part of a painting by John Burrows with colour and additions by William T. Clegg, titled "Merrickville Locks, Station Number 9 - 46 1/2 Miles from Bytown", ca. 1835-1844. Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-496-10. The full painting can be seen in the Views of Early Merrickville Gallery (the last painting).



Merrickville and District Historical Society
PO Box 294
Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0
email: info@merrickvillehistory.org

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