Everyone comes from somewhere, and each of their journeys are different. Coming Home: Quaker Beginnings in York, shares the stories of building homes, lives and communities in a new land. In honor of Canada’s 150, the Sharon Temple invites the public to share in the experience of early Quaker settlers as they journey across unknown lands, experience many trials, and finally, form a community.

Richard Coates was a man of many talents. While we know very little of his education, his life speaks to great diversity. A former soldier, he moved to Upper Canada and was commissioned by the Children of Peace to assist with David Willson’s vision to, “ornament the Church with all the glory of Israel.” Visit the museum to learn more about his legacy.

There was a time when everything a person owned would be made from things you find in nature. Come examine a collection of interesting everyday objects made out of natural materials. Be inspired by your natural world; what would you make from these objects?


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.