Connect With Our Past at the South Frontenac Museum

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South Frontenac Museum

Hours of Operation

The Museum Society is excited to offer the community an opportunity to connect with our past once again.

We will welcome visitors on Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday’s & Sunday's from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm until September 4th, 2021.

COVID-19 safety measures are in place – Please see the Museum Website or call 613-376-3027 ext. 2600 for details.

COVID-19 Considerations

  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, or if you have had any contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Masks are required to enter the Museum, as is sanitizing your hands.
  • Please keep a distance of six feet (two meters) between yourself and the docents.
  • There is a strict 'no touch' policy in place for all artifacts and displays.
  • There are no public washrooms available this year - Sorry for any inconvenience 
  • Due to the limited space in the Museum, only one 'social bubble' will be permitted in the Museum at a time.
  • Contact information must be collected in order to conduct contact tracing should it need to take place.

2021 Exhibit

The theme of this year’s exhibit is South Frontenac from 1900 to 1929 – Before, During, and After the Great War.  The centrepiece is our extensive collection of artifacts and records related to the 146th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force – a battalion created to recruit soldiers from Frontenac, and Lennox and Addington.  Supporting displays illustrate the contribution of women to the war effort.  There are also exhibits of tools and other items used on the home front.

Also featured in this year's exhibit is 'Focus on South Frontenac', highlighting the different industries and economic opportunities that brought families to the area. Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the 'Childhood: School, Work & Play' exhibit, a well rounded glimpse into a rural youth experience. As well, a classic Sunday supper dining room set up will be sure to remind you of grandma's cooking.

About the South Frontenac Museum 

The Portland District & Area Heritage Society was formed in June 2002 by like-minded citizens in the Verona area. In June 2008, the society become a Committee of Council and in September 2012, the society was contracted by the municipality to manage the museum located at 5595 Road 38 in the hamlet of Hartington. In 2015 the Museum opened the doors of the Hartington School House which served the area from 1903 - 1953. In 2019, the society changed it's name to the South Frontenac Museum Society. 

The Future of Our Past - Our Museum is growing!

We are embarking on some ambitious programs.  These include cataloguing our collections electronically, developing new exhibits, setting up new programs for visiting schools, seniors, and other groups, reaching out to a broader audience, and filling in gaps in the cover­age of our artifacts and exhibits.

Connect with the South Frontenac Museum

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Are you interested in South Frontenac history? We are interested in you!  Find out more about the museum, see contact information below.

5595 Road 38, Hartington 

613-376-3027 Ext 2600

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or email us at or visit the website at South Frontenac Museum


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