Welcome to the Burford Township Historical Society.  We have produced a cookbook for sale  — read the great memories,  and in case you were wondering — all  of the pictures in the cookbook are from Burford Township.

 -Special Announcement!  Kristi’s Market Kitchen is having a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday May 25,  starting at 9:00 am, to 1:30pm. 

Kristi has done a great job in rebuilding the Harley Store; as with any renovation, she found a lot more than she bargained for- rotting beams, unexpected cistern ….  Now she has re-opened it as a Market with fresh vegetables,  fresh baking done on-site, local cheeses and other produce, and lunch on the run (and there are a couple tables in the store). 

We will be opening the museum  that Saturday, May 25th so that you can come and see Kristi’s new store, AND come across the road to visit us at the same time. There’s some new history from Burford for display, plus we will be putting out the ever popular scrapbooks done by Nellie Franklin. 

Parking available around the museum.  



BTHS is now on Twitter! Follow us:   HistoricalSociety@BTHS


  Check tabs above for upcoming events!   Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month, from March through November.  NEW!!!  Meetings are now (from April 2019 forward…) starting at 7:00 pm.  Little bit earlier.We do meet during the summer months.  In the meantime, you may still email us (see contact info tab).  Visits to the museum may be arranged if you’d like to come out to see us.  


Check out the Digital Historical Collection site for the archives and photos from the Museum that are online.


Thank you for visiting the official website. The historical society was formed in 1986, and is an affiliate member of the Ontario Historical Society and the Ontario Museums Association

BTHS is an agricultural museum.  Over the years the residents of Burford Township have gathered up and donated artefacts to the museum.    Slowly we are bringing artefacts back onto public view.  We have the data base programme from the Ontario Museums Association, and will be creating a searchable database for visitors.  However, this may take a while to complete —  a long while…..

The museum has only volunteers – we have no paid staff.  Currently we are open by chance, or by contacting a member.  

We are now listed on the Ontario Museums Association site: museumsontario.ca