Craigleith Heritage Depot Programs

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101 Things About the Craigleith Station Building

Thursday July 29, 2021 - Thursday August 26, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

For 101 weeks the Craigleith Heritage Depot will post historical stories of the little Craigleith Station. From its inception in the late 1880s to its transformation into a museum, archive, and library. Through photographs, letters, journals, newspaper articles, and paintings join us in discovering how the small train station has changed over the decades to what it is today.

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: Website:


Favourite Fossils

Friday July 30, 2021 - Friday September 3, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Discover ancient creatures with fossils from the Craigleith Heritage Depot! Staff share photos of their favourite fossils in the Museum's natural history collection. Use #FavouriteFossils to share photos of your favourite fossils in the area!

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: Website:


Favourite Moment of Summer Art Contest

Sunday August 1, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a Summer Art Contest! We would like for you to share your Favourite Moment of Summer with us. Submissions can be photographs, sketches, paintings, or drawings of your favourite hangout, your favourite place to read, or something that took your breath away.

Whatever your artistic passion or hobby is, this art contest is a great way to highlight and showcase your talents to your local community. Send us your artwork throughout the month of August for a chance to win amazing prizes.

This contest runs from August 1- August 31. Winning pieces will be posted to our website and in a Biblioboard exhibit. 

There are five age categories:

  • Ages 0-5 years
  • Ages 6-10 years
  • Ages 11-14 years
  • Ages 15-18 years
  • Ages 18+

Please send your photos or photos of your artwork (JPG, PNG) via email at

Contest closes on August 31st.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: Website:


Your Archives

Sunday August 1, 2021 - Sunday August 29, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Your Archives aims to get the community involved in digitizing and sharing local historical content!
Choose a record that you have and tell us why it matters to you and/or the history of the Blue Mountains. Tag us in your post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram & use the hashtag #YourArchives!
The Museum will post weekly from their archives’ digital donations collection. Visit our Virtual Museum to learn how to digitally donate.

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: Website:


Closed for Civic Holiday

Monday August 2, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Civic Holiday.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!



Museum From Home

Monday August 2, 2021 - Monday September 6, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Start your week with highlights and the history of items in the Craigleith Heritage Depot’s Museum collection with #MuseumFromHome every Monday on Twitter and Facebook!

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: Website:


Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday August 21, 2021 - Saturday September 18, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: BMPL Zoom.

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as each month we learn about our wild avian friends, their habits and habitats. This will not only help you identify birds, but you will learn about migration, nesting, environmental needs, species at risk and more. This is a collaborative study group, where participants will share as we grow knowledge together.  

The club is named for Dorothy Crysler, a remarkable local artist, journalist, author and birder! This club takes her cue, as she was "the messenger not the expert". This group is for anyone, new or established as a birder. 

Once you have register, a Zoom invite will be sent to your email. 

Contact: Andrea
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: Website:


Wired Wednesdays: Uploading to Biblioboard

Wednesday August 25, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

Do you have old pictures or documents you would like to upload for one of our exhibits? In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to do this through Biblioboard. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Ashley is on vacation this week but you can always e-mail

Contact: Ashley
Email: Website:


Fossil Fieldwork Demonstration

Friday August 27, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot - 113 Lakeshore Rd. East, The Blue Mountains.

Come see fossils revealed for the first time in 450 million years!
An afternoon of demonstration and activities for all ages. Discover the first animals to live in the Blue Mountains.
The Craigleith Heritage Depot invites you to join the museum for a Fossil Fieldwork Demonstration with paleontologist Dave Rudkin and field collector Stu Collier of the Royal Ontario Museum. Learn how to identify fossils and see how paleontologists prepare rocks for fossil research.
In the summer of 2020 the museum was able to acquire a large shale rock full of fossils to add to our natural history collection. To make it easier for our staff to maintain and display the specimens, and to see what other fossils it might contain, we have invited professionals to do a shale splitting demonstration. Discover what kinds of animals lived in the Blue Mountains area millions of years ago!
Will the rock be cracked clean in half? How many fossils will be uncovered?
Be the first to see what’s inside!
Friday August 27th at 2pm outside on the Craigleith Heritage Depot lawn. Admission by donation. Spaces are limited so please register at, 519-599-3681 x 6, or on our website.

Watch our award-winning film Craigleith Fossils with Dave and Stu anytime on the Blue Mountains Public Library Youtube channel.
Check out our Fossil Finding Adventures kit with your library card to discover fossils on your own!

Phone: (519)599-3681 x 6


Virtual Town Hall

Wednesday September 22, 2021

Location: Zoom.

The BMPL Board will be holding our 3rd Virtual Town Hall. At this Zoom Meeting Laurey Gilles (Vice Chair) and Dr Sabrina Saunders (CEO) will present the Strategic Planning Process and discuss recommendations our community would like to bring forward for where and how to gather community feedback during the pandemic. 

If you miss the event we will rebroadcast it on our YouTube Channel. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. 

[A time will be announced closer to the event.]

Contact: Dr. Sabrina ER Saunders
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 5