Heritage Initiatives

Virtual Event
Thursday, September 28, 7 - 8 p.m.

Join archaeologist Dr. Ron Williamson as he describes the Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site. Dr. Williamson is regarded as an expert in Wendat archaeology and has developed close ties with the Wendat Nation over his career. Brought to you by the Library and Museum, join us for this opportunity to learn more about the history of the land that we now call Stouffville.

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Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Join the Library and Museum as we reflect on the Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site, home to a remarkable late-16th century ancestral Wendat community, located in Stouffville. Staff will guide participants from the Library to the archaeological site, where participants will engage in a self-guided tour using onsite interpretive signage. Questions and visitor feedback encouraged.


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Educational signage has been installed throughout the Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site. Learn more about the site and use an interactive map to read the various signs based on their locations.

The annual Whitchurch-Stouffville Heritage Awards recognize extraordinary efforts of individuals & businesses for conservation, adaptive reuse or built heritage restoration. Learn how to nominate a property. 

The Commemorative Plaque Program celebrates Stouffville’s built heritage. By recognizing heritage properties, we are collectively contributing to an awareness of place and story in our community.  You can now apply for a Historic Property Commemorative Plaque for a home or business to recognize its heritage value.  Available to owners of both residential and/or commercial properties, this program is designed to highlight built heritage in our community.

The oval shaped plaques (16 inches by 11 inches) made of exterior grade high-pressure laminate fused with anti-UV plaques and graffiti resistant materials are both attractive and long lasting. This plaque will incorporate the name of the original builder or property owner, construction date and Town Crest. Historic Property Commemorative Plaques are $450.00 plus tax.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Historic Property Plaque Application Form
  2. All applications will be assessed quarterly by the Heritage Advisory Committee
  3. Once approved, staff will contact you with next steps

For assistance, email the museum to book a research appointment.

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