News & Notices
Following the recommendations of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s (SMDHU) medical officer of health, Dr. Charles Gardner, the Town of Collingwood will temporarily decline swim registrations or facility bookings from individuals whose primary residence is in a Red (Control) or Grey (Lockdown) Zone as identified in the provincial COVID protocols. Residents from outside of Ontario will also be temporarily restricted at this time. Please note that the Town of Collingwood reserves the right to ask for proof of residency during the booking process.
Dr. Charles Gardner issued an advisory letter to municipalities within the SMDHU recommending that individuals and families in higher transmission areas avoid travel to lower transmission areas (ie. from Red to Orange, from Yellow to Green) except for essential reasons.
Join Collingwood Museum staff on October 29 at 7:00 p.m. to explore the spooky side of the Victorian era through a selection of macabre objects from the museum’s artifact collection. The Victorian Halloween event will be broadcast on Facebook Live, so you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
Victorian culture is rich with imagery that we still associate with Halloween today. Whether it's haunted mansions, gruesome medical practices, gothic literature, or elaborate mourning rituals, many Victorian practices can be found in our favourite horror movies and Halloween traditions.
The Collingwood Museum is excited to announce that a recent partnership with Rogers tv will result in a broadcast of archival shipyard footage throughout the month of September.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 marks the 34th anniversary of the Collingwood Shipyards’ closure and would have been the date for the Museum’s flagship community event, the annual Shipyard Social.
Beginning Wednesday, September 9, visitors and local residents will be able to book a self-guided tour of the Museum’s exhibit gallery. Groups will be limited to 10 individuals and each group will have exclusive access during their tour time.
Self-guided tours will be available on the hour, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, lasting 45 minutes in duration.
The Collingwood Museum is pleased to announce that it is taking steps to return to services. While the building is not yet ready to re-open to the public, staff will be offering curbside pick-up, commencing Monday, August 17.
As Provincial restrictions have begun to lift in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in response to a growing number of questions regarding Town services, an update has been prepared to help stakeholders understand the current status and outlook for the various Parks, Recreation, and Culture opportunities that would normally be a part of life in Collingwood.
Join the Collingwood Museum and Collingwood Public Library for the first ever literary-themed Collectors’ Night on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM and share your love of literary works and the collections they have inspired.
Summer is going to look a bit different this year. The summer of 2020 will be a summer to explore activities close to home and create adventures in your backyard or a nearby park. Explore Camp Collingwood for activities and ideas to fill your summer days.
Join Museum staff from the comfort of your home on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 PM to share one item from your personal collection with like-minded collectors from near and far. This is a perfect opportunity for those separated by county or provincial lines to share your passion for collecting with the Collingwood community.
Please take notice that the Collingwood Museum’s onsite children’s summer programs will not be operating during the Summer 2020 season due to COVID-19 limitations.