• Your Community Museum

    Explore the history of your community at the Dundas Museum & Archives. Create memories in our new barrier-free galleries with activities for all ages. Discover our new Education Centre. Make the Dundas Museum YOUR Museum! Visit us today!

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    Choose the historic 1873 Pirie House at the Dundas Museum & Archives for your next event. This bright, warm and fully accessible room is the perfect space for your family function or corporate gathering. Click HERE to learn more.

Dundas is a community tucked beneath the Niagara Escarpment in southern Ontario, Canada. It became incorporated as a town on July 28, 1847. Dundas today, with its picturesque downtown, heritage homes and tree lined streets, still echoes that time.

Informative, and fun! At the Dundas Museum & Archives, discover Dundas from the time of the glaciers’ slow carving of the valley through to today’s vibrant community. The experiences and impact of individuals along the way come alive through objects used in their every day lives. We invite you to visit and explore the stories of people and events that have shaped the Valley Town.

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Recruitment and Conscription in World War I

In this blog post we introduce to our readers more details about life in Dundas and Canada during World War I. A series of these posts will appear in commemoration of the centenary of  World War I. We also remind everyone that “A War Without End” ends February 16, 2015.

In August of 1914, the Dominion of Canada was part of the British Empire, meaning that if Britain was at war, so was Canada. Regardless, when Canadians learned that their motherland was going to war they were eager to participate, unaware of the political and social strains this would place upon Canada.

Thousands of men enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), and then assembled at Valcartier, Q... [More]

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