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Halton Region leads a vibrant and inclusive heritage community that connects people and place while linking the past, present and future. By sharing the stories of our community through supporting and collaborating with local partners, we preserve, manage and provide access to heritage resources.

About Heritage Services

Halton Region Heritage Services serves residents, researchers and community organizations through four key pillars of service:

  • Share: Deliver heritage services to Halton residents and cultural heritage partners, with a focus on facilitating preservation of (and public access to) heritage across Halton through exhibitions, programming and research. 
  • Network: Establish and implement a facilitative Halton Heritage Network that fosters capacity-building, collaboration and connectedness among local heritage organizations.
  • Advise: Provide unique services and supports to build capacity among members of the Halton Heritage Network, ensuring the preservation of local history and culture.
  • Preserve: Act as the steward of Halton Region's Historical Collections, including archives, photographs, objects, archaeological materials and a local history reference collection.

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Services & Resources 

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 interested in learning more about local and family history in Halton, check out these resources:

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!

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Halton Heritage Network

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.

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Heritage organizations

Burlington

 

Halton Hills

 

Milton

 

Oakville

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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