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.


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.

Ontario Trillium Foundation


Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Join our community!

​2019 memberships  now open!

Contact us for more information.

​​​​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.


Preserving the Past

Protecting the Present
Enlightening the Future

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

 ​​​"Call Them Blessed"

Cannington & Area Historical Society

The Village of Cannington Inc. 1876


​Islay Lambert

Blacksmith Shop

2020 Society Program

Check out the Meetings page for the entire 2020 program dates, times, locations and topics!

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.