About Us


We acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Partnership is a
two-way street. 
Find out how we share our responsibilities with our community.

Book your Museum Group Tour today and enjoy visiting beautiful historic Cannington.

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

 ​​​"Call Them Blessed"

Ontario Trillium Foundation


Preserving the Past

Protecting the Present
Enlightening the Future

Cannington & Area Historical Society


We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.


The Village of Cannington Inc. 1876


​Islay Lambert

​​​​The Cannington & Area
Historical Society is a
not-for-profit corporation,
run by volunteers. We own and operate a local history “village museum” of rescued buildings and artifacts that attracts over 2,000
visitors seasonally.

Blacksmith Shop

Liberation of the Netherlands

Come hear about this important Canadian campaign during WW II, and the connections that continue to this day.

B. Robert & K. St. Louis

Sun., Oct 20th

​2:00 at the Legion​​

Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m
July 1st to September4th.

Contact us for a week day tour.


It is our intent to restore the Blacksmith Shop (c. 1875) at

21 Laidlaw St S as a working shop and museum area. 

Contact us for a tour.

Join our community!

​2019 memberships  now open!

Contact us for more information.