The collection is made up of the amalgamation of the archives from the Bowmanville and Clarke Museums. Geographically we cover the entire Clarington area (former Townships of Darlington and Clarke and including the towns of Bowmanville, Newcastle and Orono). We have family files, subject files, and business files. We have church, local organizations, sports, and school information in our files. Many of the resources we have are unique.
We also have local newspapers, census records, cemetery records, old photographs, and
Collection Highlights include records on the Dominion Organ and Piano Collection, World War II German P.O.W. Camp 30 in Bowmanville, and legal papers belonging to Bowmanville founder Charles Bowman. We have the diaries of J.L. Powers of Kirby spanning the years 1896 to 1926 and the diaries of John Stewart of Clarke Township for the years 1900-1934.
How to contact Curator Heather Ridge
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.claringtonmuseums.com
Hours: Open Monday to Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm and by appointment. Booking an appointment is preferred, but not necessary
Archival visit cost is $10.00 Scans are $1.00 Photocopies are .25 cents each Research services for $25.00 per hour. Feel free to call with questions. We do not charge for consultations. Museum members get free archival visits and 10 % discount on other fees.
Location: 62 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, Ontario in the Sarah Jane Building.