Experience life as it was in the former Whitchurch Township by visiting the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum. Located in the historic hamlet of Vandorf adjacent to the Holland River and scenic Vandorf Park, our Museum was established in 1971. The Museum site covers about 2 acres and includes 5 historic structures:
The Bogarttown Schoolhouse was constructed in 1857 and is believed to be the oldest brick schoolhouse still standing in southern Ontario outside of Toronto;
The Pioneer Log Cabin, circa 1850;
The Brown House which is a Victorian farmhouse constructed by James Brown in 1857 and restored to reflect the 1880s;
The Barn which was dismantled and re-assembled at the Museum in 1983 with an authentic barn raising bee complete with a dinner and square dance thanks to the support of local community members; and
The Vandorf Public School, first constructed in 1870 with major renovations in 1905, this structure also served as the local headquarters for the Ontario Provincial Police from 1957 to 1971.
Vandorf Public School
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Friday, May 17th through Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm