Northumberland County Archives and Museum

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Our survey is closed, but we appreciate your ongoing feedback!

  1. Share your ideas or comment on other ideas using the Ideas tab
  2. Reach out to us directly at ncam@northumberlandcounty.ca

Goal

Improve our visitor experience and tailor our services to meet the needs and expectations of residents and visitors.

The public engagement objective for this project is to:

  • Gather public feedback about which types of services, programming, and exhibits residents would like to see from their local archives and museum
  • Gather feedback about the experiences of those who have previously visited NCAM, to help inform the NCAM

Join in the conversation

Our survey is closed, but we appreciate your ongoing feedback!

  1. Share your ideas or comment on other ideas using the Ideas tab
  2. Reach out to us directly at ncam@northumberlandcounty.ca

Goal

Improve our visitor experience and tailor our services to meet the needs and expectations of residents and visitors.

The public engagement objective for this project is to:

  • Gather public feedback about which types of services, programming, and exhibits residents would like to see from their local archives and museum
  • Gather feedback about the experiences of those who have previously visited NCAM, to help inform the NCAM strategic planning process

About the Northumberland County Archives and Museum

The Northumberland County Archives and Museum (NCAM) is a public facility in Cobourg that offers research assistance, tours and educational programming. We hold a diverse variety of records and artefacts that can help you research genealogy, properties, local government, events, military history, businesses, organizations and more.


  • NCAM receives government funding!

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    Cobourg, ON – October 6, 2020 – As Northumberland County moves closer to the launch of construction on the highly-anticipated new Golden Plough Lodge & Northumberland County Archives and Museum facility this fall, County Council is thrilled to share that the County will receive $432,406 from Canadian Heritage through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) towards the establishment of the Archives and Museum space. This funding will support the installation of specialized equipment such as exhibition lighting and multimedia systems, compact mobile shelving and public art.

    “Our government knows that investments in arts and culture help build vibrant communities,” said the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “We are proud to support the Northumberland County Archives and Museum, so that it can continue its important work in making the area’s heritage, history and culture more tangible to residents and visitors.”

    During initial planning for the redevelopment of the Golden Plough Lodge (GPL) long-term care home, Northumberland County identified an opportunity to create space in this new facility for the Northumberland County Archives & Museum (NCAM), whose mandate and collection has outgrown its current accommodations within the C. Gordon King Centre in Cobourg.

    By pairing NCAM with the new GPL, Northumberland County is pursuing the development of an innovative new asset for the community. Anticipated to open to the public in January 2023, NCAM will ensure space to achieve mandated duties to preserve municipal records and deliver enhanced programming and exhibitions, increasing access to underrepresented local historical and cultural collections.

    The facility will also include:

    • A permanent display about the history of Northumberland County
    • An expanded reading room for public research
    • A processing & conservation lab
    • A quarantine area for new/unprocessed artefacts/documents
    • A gallery for community groups to showcase the stories they wish to tell

    “This investment by the federal government is further recognition of the important role that cultural institutions play in engagement, education, and community-building,” states Northumberland County Warden Bob Sanderson. “The new 557.4 square meter NCAM facility will enable the expansion of local cultural programming and services; it will be a location where all will be welcome to visit, research, and explore the varied and nuanced stories that our community has to tell. On behalf of County Council, we sincerely appreciate the substantial injection of funding for this important project, which will help to ensure that Northumberland’s rich local history is preserved and featured for generations to come.”

  • NCAM 2020-2023 Strategic Plan Approved by Council

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    County Council approved NCAM's 2020-2023 Strategic Plan following a presentation provided at September 23, 2020's Council meeting. Thanks to your input, we have identified 4 key objectives to guide our activities over the next three years as we transition to our new facility. We are excited to work together to achieve the objectives set out in this plan and be a best practices leader for community museums and archives and a collaborative partner with our member municipalities and community.

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