The Reading Room
The Middleville and District Museum is pleased to announce a new focus coming this season. The Museum has a treasure trove of reading material to share with visitors. In the midst of the historic 1861 stone building, a pair of comfy chairs will await those who like to immerse themselves in a good read. So, why not spend a few leisurely hours lounging in a chair while browsing through a scrapbook or leafing through an old magazine? Maybe you have a special interest in traditional carpentry methods or old fashioned arts and crafts. Our shelves are full of books about local history and community life. We have over 75 family histories represented on our genealogy shelf. These histories contain many surprises such as photos and documents hidden in the pages. See our online Resource Library on our Collection page for a full index of the Family Histories.
Reading Room visitors are welcome to drop in when the Museum is open to the public on weekends or schedule an appointment during the week. To schedule an appointment outside Museum hours, simply fill in the form found on the new Reading Room page on our website beginning in May and staff will be in touch to confirm your visit or phone 613-259-5462.
Each week, the Reading Room page will feature a few selections to spark your interest. With so many titles, we’re sure to have something for everyone.
So, if you have a few spare hours, come by and sit a spell. Spend some time perusing the vast collection of reading material the Museum has to offer.
Hope to see you as soon as the Museum opens for the season on Victoria Day Weekend.
Note: Reading Room visits during the week do depend on volunteer availability, but most days and times can be accommodated.
A few good books found on the shelves at The Middleville and District Museum.
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