Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | February 22, 2018

Your Museum: Five Year Review


Your Community Museum:
Some Five Year Facts & Figures

Since 1954 the City of Cornwall in partnership with the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Historical Society have proudly worked together to preserve and promote Cornwall’s rich and proud heritage.  The City maximizes this partnership with the Historical Society by contracting them to operate a Museum in the City-owned Wood House at a substantial saving every year through staffing and management and by using the Society’s ability to attract grants from senior levels of Government (12 in the last five years along and over 160 in the last 40 years).  The Historical Society is also able to attract substantial financial support from the community at large.  In addition the Society “lends” the collection to the City for our Community Museum.

As a result of this positive partnership, the Historical Society has been able to raise our museum to National Museum status and build a collection of provincial and national significance.

City Funding: $536,613
Society and Senior levels of government: $115,417

The Historical Society has contributed 21%.
Including the value of volunteers and in-kind, the Society’s contribution rose to 29%.
Add in the value of the artifacts, the Society contribution soars to 41%.

Volunteers: 177      Hours: 1879       Donors: 320       In-kind: $24,000

Over these Past Five Years there were 50 + Partnerships including:
1812 Alliance Group, Canada 150 celebrations, Condo Board (former YM/YWCA), Cornwall Arts Board, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Cornwall General Hospital Nursing school alumni, Cornwall Lions Club, Cornwall Rotary Club, Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame, Cornwall Tourism, Cornwall Waterfront, Cotton Mill Project, Downtown BIA, Economic Development, Friends of the Cornwall Public Library, Heart of the City,Group Renaissance, Jane’s Walks, Kinsmen Club, Kinette Club, Le Village B.I.A., Lift-off committee, Newcomers Club, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Sears Employees, Seaway Valley Quilters’ Guild, South Dundas, Sunrise Rotary; Transition Group, United Counties of SD & G, Winter Carnival

Historical Societies/Archives Partners these Past Five Years:

  • Brant County HS
  • Dalkeith HS
  • Glengarry HS
  • Glengarry Archives
  • Heritage Cornwall
  • Lennox & Addington
  • Lost Villages
  • Soc. Gen. St. Laurent (Cornwall)
  • National Museum-Ottawa
  • Ontario Heritage Foundation
  • Ontario Historical Society
  • Ottawa HS
  • Public Archives
  • SD & G Highlanders Museum

Recent Partnerships:
During the summer of 2017, we happily shared some space:
Educational Outreach:Slide10
Books were published to benefit the community:
We Couldn’t do it without the community:

To show your support and interest in preserving our rich and proud heritage, you may express your interest in the City’s budget feedback page by clicking on this LINK and completing their survey, asking to retain the current level of Museum Funding. In Question 10 (maintain service level). We truly appreciate your vote of confidence!

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