The Ottawa area has an active local history community, with societies and museums offering valuable resources, publications, and contacts. Visit their websites for online resources like historical timelines, newsletters, photos, indexes; event listings; and contact information. Visit in person to further your research or attend events.
Check out what’s going on – you may even want to get involved!
- Archives Lanark
- Black History Ottawa
- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
- Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa / Conseil des organismes du patrimoine d’Ottawa
umbrella organization serving cultural heritage organizations in the greater Ottawa area.
- Cumberland Township Historical Society
- Glengarry History
- Gloucester Historical Society / Société historique de Gloucester
- Goulbourn Museum
- Goulbourn Township Historical Society
- Heritage Ottawa
Promotes the appreciation and conservation of built heritage in Ottawa and the National Capital Region
- Historical Society of Ottawa
- Huntley Township Historical Society
- Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum
- Ottawa Jewish Archives
- Ottawa Jewish Historical Society
- Perth & District Historical Society
- Rideau Township Historical Society
- Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans