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Heritage Services fosters discovery, appreciation and understanding of Halton's heritage, manages the Region’s artifact and archival collections, and supports a network of heritage-related organizations in the community.

About Heritage Services

Halton Region Heritage Services serves residents, researchers and community organizations through four key program areas:

  • Share: we help residents learn more about Halton’s history through exhibitions, programming and assist with local historical collections research. 
  • Preserve: we care for Halton’s historical collections and manage a local history reference library.
  • Network: we coordinate a region-wide network of local heritage organizations that work together to share and preserve Halton’s rich history.
  • Advise:  we provide support services to Heritage Network partner organizations to ensure the ongoing preservation of local history and culture across the Region.

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Residents and researchers

Discover Halton's history

Connect with Heritage Services staff to discover the rich history contained in Halton Region’s historical collections.

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If you are looking to continue learning more about about Halton’s history and/or exploring your family’s history in the area, these local resources and organizations can help you continue your research journey:

Share your history

Heritage Services is interested in collecting artifact and archival material that speaks to the history and culture of Halton. If you have an object, document or collection that tells a story about Halton's history, please connect with us!

ASK US ABOUT DONATING AN ARTIFACT

Halton Heritage Network members

Heritage Services coordinates the Halton Heritage Network and provides advisory, training and support services for the cultural heritage organizations within Halton. Some of our partner organizations in the Halton Heritage Network include:

  • art galleries
  • libraries
  • historical societies
  • archives
  • museums
  • arts organizations
  • guilds
  • schools
  • community groups
  • educators

Our comprehensive resource centre and knowledgeable staff assist residents with research and support local cultural heritage organizations with:

  • building organizational capacity;
  • caring for collections; and
  • sharing content with the public.

ASK ABOUT JOINING THE HALTON HERITAGE NETWORK

Contact us

Heritage Services is located in the Kelso Conservation Area (5181 Kelso Road, Milton, ON) (external link) at the location of the former Halton Region Museum. Consultation with Heritage Services staff, research requests and access to artifact collections or archives are by appointment only.

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