MDHS Archives

Read the latest Archives Update: Spring 2016 Archives Update (PDF)

Previous Updates: Winter 2015/2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, April 2013, January 2013

In 2012 the MDHS Archives were moved to a new home in the lower level of the Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall. See the 2012 Archives Move Page for details.

McGuigan Pioneer Cemetery and Collar Hill Cemetery Brochure

We've produced a new brochure for 2012 featuring the McGuigan Pioneer Cemetery and the Collar Hill Cemetery. You can see it here (PDF).

2007 Lecture Series

During 2007 we held a series of interesting talks, all about the Rideau Canal, to help celebrate the 175th anniversary of the 1832 opening of the canal. These talks were both entertaining and educational. For more information and to see summaries of the talks, see our 2007 Lecture Series Page.

Archives Restoration and Preservation Project

Merrickville Marching Band
Merrickville Marching Band c.1896

The Merrickville and District Historical Society commenced an Archive Restoration and Preservation Project in 2005 and work has continued since that time.

The documents and pictures will eventually comprise a searchable database which will be accessible for research.

View the Archives Project Page for more information

Our digital archives are now available at the Merrickville Library. For details see the Digital History Now Available Page

McGuigan Cemetery

We maintain the McGuigan Pioneer Cemetery, one of the oldest burying grounds not only along the Rideau River but in Eastern Ontario. It was used for approximately one hundred years between 1800 and 1900. The newly formed MDHS re-habilitated the cemetery in the late 1970s and the official opening was held in 1981. See the McGuigan Cemetery Page for details.

Heritage Award of Merit

Since 2001 we have been awarding Heritage Award of Merits to worthy recipients in recognition of their significant contributions to maintaining and celebrating the heritage of Merrickville-Wolford. In 2012, the award was given to Wayne Poapst. For the details please view the Heritage Award of Merit Page.

Walking Tour of Historic Merrickville Brochure

We recently created a walking tour brochure highlighting Merrickville's historic architecture. An on-line version of this brochure can be found on this website, see the Walking Tour Page.

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Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0

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