Exhibit Pavilion – January to March
Lesson Plans available – Contact Megan for more information

Many people do not know that slavery existed in Canada. Produced in partnership with the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Enslaved Africans in Upper Canada, touches on the lives of enslaved Africans, and focuses on the actions they took to resist their servitude.

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Exhibit Building – May to October

In 1917, in an attempt to save the legacy built by his grandfather, Absalom Willson sold the architecturally stunning Sharon Temple to the York Pioneer and Historical Society. He saw their vision of a museum come to fruition in the fall of 1918 as the doors of the Temple opened to welcome visitors to the York County Museum. Learn more about how one of Canada’s oldest historical societies, opened one of Canada’s oldest museums and how that museum has flourished for a century.




Exhibits in the Community

We are excited to announce a partnership with the East Gwillimbury Public Library. EGPL has been allowing the museum to curate mini-exhibits to display in their Mount Albert and Holland Landing branches. These small exhibits are snapshots of a larger story, one that can be seen and learned about here at the Sharon Temple. These stories stretch beyond the Children of Peace or the Sharon Temple. They connect to all areas of interest from Quaker clothing to vintage Christmas Cards.