Come in and see what's on display!
The Craigleith Heritage Depot - located between the building and the parking lot
Sir Sandford Fleming - located behind the outdoor sign facing Highway 26
The Petun Indigenous People - located a few steps down the trail that leads East from the parking lot
Fossils and natural history - Delphi Point Park
In the Museum Gallery
Local Petun Indigenous Villages Model
Blue Mountain Pottery
Stuck In A Rock: Oil Industry in Craigleith
The Mary Ward Shipwreck including ship model
Trilobite viewing area
Sir Sandford Fleming: A Family Legacy in Craigleith
Local Military Heritage
Erskine Brown sculptures
Walter Trier works
Train History in Craigleith
Beaver River Rat Race
Depot Fine Dining Restaurant
In the Research Room
Osler Castle mantle
Agricultural Industry - Visit *NEW!*
Agricultural production has always been an industry in the area, even prior to European settlement in the Blue Mountains area. Many early settlers were hoping to find their fortunes in Canadian agriculture. Learn more about local agricultural industries.
Beaver Valley Fall Fair - Visit
Celebrating 150 years of the Beaver Valley's local agricultural societies' hosting of the Beaver Valley Fall Fair.
Share pictures of Fair Ambassadors, Fall Fair memories and more at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/beavervalleyfallfair
Beaver Valley Agricultural Society - Visit
Formed in 1870, the Beaver Valley Agricultural Society is one of the oldest organizations in the Town of The Blue Mountains community. Learn about the organization's history.
Share pictures, clippings, memories and more at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/beavervalleyfallfair
Beaver River Rat Race - Visit
In the spring of 1957, in what was then Collingwood Township, the community saw two or three peculiar home-made looking “vessels” launched on the Beaver River in Heathcote. When the “captains” of these boats completed their journey in Clarksburg, they emerged looking like drowned rats. This adventure gave life to the Beaver River Rat Race, which would continue for over two more decades.
Clarksburg Sesquicentennial - Virtual Museum of Canada - Visit
Nestled in a valley near the blue-green shores of Georgian Bay there is a village where time appears to have stood still.
Communities - Visit - NEW!*
This online collection of images, artifacts and resource highlights the histories of the different communities that now make up the Town of Blue Mountains.
Heritage Scrapbook - Visit *NEW!*
With the Craigleith Heritage Depots large collection of historical photographs we have created local family "scrapbook" collections from our photograph and archival collection.
Share photographs, family heirlooms and more here.
Indigenous History and Culture - Visit
The current community of The Town of The Blue Mountains has deep historical roots. The First Peoples who lived here chose this area for the natural resources, the spiritual places and the beauty of this remarkable place. Indigenous Peoples continue to live, work and connect across The Blue Mountains.
Also see Journey of Knowledge, an exhibit companion guide.
Leonard E. Shore - Visit
Learn about Leonard Eldon Shore; a prominent architect with strong roots in The Blue Mountains. The L.E. Shore Memorial Library, which opened in 1995, was built with generous funds from the Shore Foundation.
Share pictures, stories and more at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/leonardeshore/
Library History of The Blue Mountains - Visit *NEW!*
The Blue Mountains, Ontario has been home to public libraries for over 160 years.
Literary Women of The Blue Mountains - Visit
These women all share a connection having lived some part of their lives in the area currently known as the Town of The Blue Mountains.
Share stories, biographical info and more at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/literarywomen/
Niagara Escarpment - Visit
Learn about the Escarpment, how you can help preserve this natural wonder, and about other sports and pastimes that are connected to this land.
Share your images and stories about local ferns and orchids at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/niagaraescarpment
Our Military Heritage - Visit
Our Military Heritage is a series of online exhibits involving the people of the Town of The Blue Mountains.
Share your pictures and more regarding local military heritage at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/ourmilitaryheritage/
- 19th Century - visit online
- First World War - visit online
- Second World War - visit online
- Peacekeeping - visit online
- Military Heritage Resources - visit online
Samuel de Champlain - Visit
In January 15, 1616, Samuel de Champlain traveled to visit the Petun at Blue Mountains.
Shale Oil Works - Visit
The only successfully producing shale oil manufacturing plant in Ontario operated between 1858-1861 in the Blue Mountains.
Staying Home Stories - Visit
Everyone is learning new ways to live during this time. We want to know how the pandemic has shaped our local culture.
Share your pictures and stories about your 2019-2020 year at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/Stayinghomestories/
Walter Trier - Visit
Walter Trier is the world-renown illustrator and commercial artist whose influence can be found far and wide, including in The Town of The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada.
Share your pictures and stories connected to Walter Trier at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/waltertrier
Willi Winkels - Visit
Wee Willi Winkels' innovations in skateboard manufacturing and snowboard development had a great impact on the sports.
Share your Willi Winkels memories and pictures at: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/williwinkels
Winter Sports and Recreation - Visit - *NEW!*
This online collection of images, artifacts and resource demonstrates the roots of the many different winter sports and recreation opportunities in the Blue Mountains.
Samuel de Champlain's Writings
Charles Stuart: A Local Abolitionist
'Mary Ward' Film
Jozo Weider and Blue Mountain Resort