For over 40 years the Brockville Museum has been preserving and presenting Brockville’s past, making connections with the present, and shaping our community’s future. You can be part of this mission.

Financial donations help support museum exhibitions, programming, and other mission-driven projects. The museum receives its core operating funding as part of the City of Brockville’s Cultural Services Department and from an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, but these funds are insufficient to cover new exhibit and program initiatives. The Brockville Museum relies on funds raised from donations and by the Friends of the Brockville Museum to support initiatives that enhance the visitor experience and learning opportunities for audiences of all ages.

Monetary donations can be made in-person or may be mailed to the museum. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $25.00.

“People of Brockville” exhibit refresh campaign:

Launched in April 2024, this sponsorship campaigns aims to enhance the current permanent exhibit, which opened in 2016, with the addition of six new stories and updates to some of the existing nineteen profiles on display. As we did when we first opened the exhibit, the museum is seeking sponsors for each of the new panels. Panel sponsorship is $250. This covers the cost of having the panel produced. If you choose, your name will be included on the panel. Please contact the museum to inquire about or to select a panel to sponsor.

Sponsor sought for:

  • Frances MacOdrum: first woman elected to Brockville Council (1961).
  • Eliza Jones: operated a nationally significant dairy business in Brockville and is recognized as one of the first women to publish a book on a technical subject (1892).
  • Eve Mainwearing: immigrated to Canada in 1949 and established a successful equestrian facility in Brockville; is recognized as a leader in the Canadian equestrian community (passed away in 2023). – SPONSORED (thank you!)
  • Daniel Derbyshire: local and national leader in the dairy industry (referred to as the “Cheese King of Canada”), served as a councilor and mayor in Brockville before serving as a Member of Parliament and then Senator (1907-1916).
  • Tom Dailey: WWII veteran, business owner (Dailey’s Travel and Leather Goods), and tourism ambassador. (Note: this panel will be located in the Brockville Businesses exhibit alongside the store’s display horse, Smokey). – SPONSORED (thank you!)
  • Pride: although not the story of a specific person, we are looking to incorporate the story of Pride in Brockville in the exhibit, this will include displaying Brockville’s first Pride flag, which was donated to the museum in 2023.

In Memoriam Donations:

The Friends of the Brockville Museum has a program for the receipt of bequeaths, insurance policies, endowments and planned giving. Please contact the Friends of the Brockville Museum to discuss options.