Museum What & Who

Our Collection Standards

We may be small, but we’re “doing it right”.

The volunteers of the Stanhope Museum take great pride in the care and preservation of the items entrusted to them. The way we do this includes:

  1. Secure and fire safe working and storage areas;
  2. Meeting relevant legislative requirements at all levels of government;
  3. Maintaining a well organized, managed and documented collection that includes:
    • a standardized cataloguing system;
    • appropriate documentation;
    • computerized record-keeping;
    • off-site electronic records storage; and
    • the use of appropriate materials and supplies.
  4. Developing exhibits that provide a relevant link between the community and its heritage;
  5. Striving to reach audiences of all ages, interests and abilities, as well as serving as a resource for the community;
  6. Assisting researchers;
  7. Ensuring the long-term preservation of the collection;
  8. Providing a safe and functional environment for visitors;
  9. Being accessible and relevant to the community and its needs;
  10. Continuing to work toward full compliance with the Standards for Community Museums in Ontario as dictated by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation.

Says whom? Everyone who did live or does live in the community has somehow contributed to it. Our museum doesn’t pay tribute to founding fathers or wealthy people, it pays tribute to each step toward the creation of the township. Give us a call and let’s talk about it.