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.

We are open Sundays and Wednesdays in the summer.  Drop in to see us – 1pm to 4pm.   No admission fee.

The museum has a lot of history as it relates to Burford Township.  Peruse our scrapbooks and Tweedsmuir binders.  Read Mel Robertson’s histories.  Tell us your memories of living here.  

On Wednesdays you can drop in to Kristi’s Market Kitchen next door and grab a bite to eat, pick up some cheese, get some of her delicious muffins. 


 -Join us at the Northfield Cemetery on Sunday, July 14, at 2:00 pm for the dedication of a park bench – 

In memory of the Young, Martin, & Malcolm families,

and all members of the Northfield Centre Community.

Light refreshments will follow at the Harley Museum.

Everyone welcome to attend. 

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