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.”
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.
Paris Museum & Historical Society
66 Grand River St. N. Paris, ON N3L 2M2
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.
The County of Brant Public Library’s anthology project ‘Place Settings’ is ready for its debut!
The anthology features a forward by novelist John Bemrose who was born and grew up in Paris and whose father, Fred Bemrose was one of the museum’s founders. The project is a collection of stories submitted by local authors about their personal connection to Brant County. Museum Chair Cate Breaugh sat on the committee on our behalf.
The book launch takes place at 7 pm at the Brant Sports Complex, 944 Powerline Rd.
Join us for an evening of rafting on the beautiful Grand River in support of the Paris Museum and Historical Society. On Friday July 14th at 7 PM we will set off with the Grand River Rafting Company from the Syl Apps Community Centre for a 1.5 hour guided tour down the Grand. Our adventure ends at Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre where participants will then be bussed back to the Paris start point.
Tickets are non-refundable. The rain date is Friday, July 21st same time, same location.
We offer membership to the Museum & Historical Society for at our rates of $35 per person, $45 for a family or $25 for a student/senior which gets you:
Research in the museum archives
Access to the Paris Museum & Historical Society's library
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
Become a Volunteer
We are also always looking for volunteers to help with our displays, give visitors tours, help researchers access resources, and general maintenance and cleanup of the collections. For all volunteer opportunities, please contact our volunteers coordinator at
Many thanks to our generous sponsors
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