The Blockhouse Museum is currently closed until May 16, 2020 when the Blockhouse Museum opens to visitors from 12:00 - 4:00 pm on weekends.
Spring openings depend on the availability of volunteers drawn from the Society. The Blockhouse Museum can be opened at other times to accommodate parties of visitors. Please contact the Society at
Welcome to the MDHS!
MDHS is a volunteer-run organization based in the Village of Merrickville-Wolford, a beautiful historic village spanning the Rideau Canal, between Smiths Falls and Kemptville. MDHS is mandated to encourage interest in the history and heritage of Merrickville-Wolford and to manage the museum at the Merrickville Blockhouse.
MDHS holds monthly presentations throughout the year, as well as special events during the summer months.
Next Event: Our monthly scheduled for March 31, 2020 has been cancelled.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Merrickville and District Historical Society is cancelling the meeting scheduled for March 31, 2020.
We are monitoring the situation and our speaker series will resume once our public health organizations let us know that it is safe to do so. Please watch our websites and our FaceBook page for updates. We will update our blog.