Syl Apps Community Centre,
51 William Street,
Paris, Ontario.
(Enter directly from the parking lot)

Summer Opening Hours

(June, July, August)

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 1pm - 4pm
  • Thursday 1pm - 4pm
  • Friday 1pm - 4pm
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

Visits are also available by appointment

Contact Us

(519) 442-9295

The Paris Museum
& Historical Society

The volunteers of the Paris Museum & Historical Society collect, preserve and interpret artifacts from Paris' heritage to display and share with the public for instruction and enjoyment.

Through our collections, special events, education programmes, media communications, and related activities, we strive to educate and entertain individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve.

"By striving to enrich the spirit, engage the mind, and stimulate the senses, we believe that we will inspire participants, including the next generation of museum goers and historical enthusiasts.”

Bob Hasler, Life Member and Longtime Volunteer

Admittance to our exhibits is by donation. The Paris Museum & Historical Society is an entirely volunteer-run organization and we rely on donations from the members of our community to keep our lights on and our doors open. Any donation of $10 or more is tax deductible, this includes any in-kind donations of supplies for the museum, archive, or society. Just keep your purchase receipts, and submit them to our treasurer Hilary Wrathall for a charity receipt. Monetary donations are always appreciated.

Donations can be made with a credit card payment through paypal, in person at the Paris Museum & Historical Society during regular opening hours or by mail.

If you would like to contribute an artifact to the collection, we can take donations at the museum during regular opening hours, or by appointment. If you'd like to donate an item but aren't sure whether it fits our mandate then simply get in touch to ask.

Historic Walking Tours

  • at St. James Anglican Church, 8 Burwell St, Paris, ON. Meet by the front door of the church.
  • tours start at the Syl Apps Centre, 51 William Street, Paris, ON. Meet in the lobby.

$10 per person free for members

  • Saturday, August 19th at 10AM / Lower Town

As always, weather permitting. Contact the museum (519) 442-9295 or e-mail info@theparismuseum.com to register.

Lecture and Movie Series

  • Tuesday, September 12th at 7:30PM / Lecture: The Giant Airships
  • Tuesday, September 26th at 7:30PM / Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30PM / Lecture: The Ku Klux Klan in Canada
  • Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30PM / Movie: Birth of a Nation
  • Tuesday, November 7th at 7:30PM / Lecture: The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable and the Great Eastern
  • Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30PM / Movie: Why Shoot the Teacher?


The Paris Museum & Historical Society,
Syl Apps Community Centre,
51 William Street,
Paris, Ontario.
(Enter directly from the parking lot)

Admission to lectures and movies is free. Donations would be appreciated.


We offer membership to the Museum & Historical Society at the rates of $35 per person, $45 for a family or $25 for a student/senior.

Membership perks include:

  • Research in the museum archives
  • Access to the Paris Museum & Historical Society's library
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Invitations to special events
  • A vote at our Annual General Meeting

Corporate sponsorships start at $150 and include:

  • Business logo and website advertised in our quarterly newsletter
  • Business logo and website posted on our website

Download a printable membership form.

Become a Volunteer

We are also always looking for member volunteers to help with our displays, to give visitors tours, to help researchers access resources, and to and assist with general maintenance of the collections.

For all member volunteer opportunities, please contact our volunteers coordinator at info@theparismuseum.com

Many thanks to our generous sponsors

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Our Location

Paris Museum & Historical Society
51 William St.
Paris, ON  N3L 1L2
(519) 442-9295

Our Mailing Address

Paris Museum & Historical Society
66 Grand River St. N.
Paris, ON  N3L 2M2

Our Board of Directors

  • Chairperson Cate Breaugh
  • Vice Chairperson Stephanie Pile
  • Treasurer Hilary Wrathall
  • Secretary Carol Goar
  • Vice Chair Sarah Faucher
  • Director Sharon Murphy
  • Director Michael Flewelling
  • Director Marie Williamson
  • Director Ursula O'Brien