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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.

13th ANNUAL STANHOPE HERITAGE DAY Saturday July 18, 2015

This day highlights terrific demonstrations and displays of heritage arts, crafts and trades. Come and see local folks demonstrate beekeeping, candle making, leather craft, quilting, tatting, mandolin making, hand woodworking, spinning, and much more.

See antique cameras while enjoying the music of the Tentshakers 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 at 10 am. 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. Take a stroll through the past in the Stanhope Museum

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



The Stanhope Heritage Day committee would like to invite all students to design the button to be worn by all attending the 2016 Heritage Day event.

Please read about the contest rules and prizes here -->  Heritage Day Button Contest rules (PDF)


"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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