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Welcome to the Stanhope Heritage Museum

The Stanhope Museum, located in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, is home to more than 140 years of records and artifacts. This Ontario museum specializes in local pioneer history and is home to the historic Hawk Lake Log Chute. Hawk Lake Log Chute is the only remaining log chute of its kind in Ontario. The log chute has been painstakingly repaired and reconstructed.

The Stanhope Museum is one of Ontario's smaller museums but it has one of the largest archives of Ontario pioneer history and records. The museum is only a two hour drive from Toronto just north of the town of Minden in the scenic Haliburton Highlands of Ontario.

12th ANNUAL STANHOPE HERITAGE DAY Saturday July 19, 2014

Take a stroll through the past in the Stanhope Museum

This day highlights terrific demonstrations and displays of heritage arts, crafts and trades. Come and see local folks demonstrate beekeeping, soap making, tinsmithing, tatting, mandolin making, hand woodworking, dye making, and much more.

See antique cameras, chainsaws, cars and snowmobiles while enjoying the music of the Custom Blend band, and the Celtic Slow Jam.

Kids can play traditional games, have their faces painted, and meet farm animals. Don't miss the Speaking of Wildlife live animals at 11 am.

Think you have the best butter tarts around? Enter our butter tart competition and see if you can bring home the grand prize. One dozen butter tarts per entrant.  

Enjoy the bake sale, barbecue lunch, and the museum's famous citron marmalade.

Lots of stuff to touch, see, do & buy. Something for everyone in the family! All for just $2; kids 5 and under FREE. Lots of off-road parking.

Looking for more details, or want to be a part of this event? Email stanhopeheritageday@gmail.com or download the event guide and poster.


"NEW" Watch Restoration Video of Hawk Lake Log Chute

Hours | Mid-June through Mid-September
  • SundayClosed
  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am - 2:00pm
  • FridayClosed
  • Saturday11:00am - 2:00pm
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