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Digital Exhibits

Welcome to our Digital Museum Exhibits! Dive into a world of art, history, and culture from your device. Explore captivating displays and artifacts virtually.

Virtual Museum: Collection Corner

Collection Corner highlights objects and stories from the collection, bringing Clarington’s history to life! Enjoy this short video series where we feature unique objects and explore how these items connect us to our community’s past.

Archives & Artifact Collections

The permanent collections of the Museum and Archives include archival materials and artifacts, which document the history of Clarington and the individuals, organizations, businesses, and events that contributed to that history. It is divided into categories ranging from churches, businesses, agriculture, clubs/associations, buildings, and individual families.

The archives contain several subjects and various formats of material including account books, photographs, land deeds, records, census reports and ledgers from 19th century Clarington businesses and citizens. It is comprised of the collections of both the former Bowmanville Museum and the former Clarke Museum and Archives. We have been collecting material since 1961 and many of our information resources are unique.

Along with our archival holdings we also maintain and preserve many artifacts and belongings that tell stories of what life was like in the past on Clarington soil. Belongings include textiles, clothing, household objects, business items, organs and pianos, toys, and agricultural tools.

Waverley Place Virtual Tour

Peek inside one of Clarington’s beautiful, historic homes, and enjoy a virtual tour of Waverley Place from anywhere!

37 Silver Street, more commonly known as Waverley Place or the Jury/Fisher home, was first erected in 1847. It began as a one-story regency cottage and has since been renovated to the beautiful two story building you see today. The house was built and expanded by David Fisher, and later became the home of Mr. John H. H. Jury and family. It became the Bowmanville Museum in 1961 after a generous donation was made to the town by Sarah Jane Williams, and the building and accompanying grounds have been in the Museum’s care and at the centre of the community ever since.

Explore the Waverley Place Virtual Tour!

“Who’s Who” of Waverley Place Digital Exhibit

Looking for more information on Waverley Place? Do you like to put faces to names? Enthralled by “Monday’s with Mildred”? Look no further!

Explore our new digital exhibit, “Who’s Who” of Waverley Place! Browse through the exhibit, check out the Jury family tree, and discover the stories of the Jury family.

Explore the "Who's Who" of Waverley Place Virtual Exhibit!

Reference Collections

NEW — We now offer a research area on the main floor of the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre in which items of interest may be perused. We also have a large reference library of books on local history displayed for researcher’s use.

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