The Pontiac Historical Museum came into being in 1973, when an Opportunities For Youth grant was wrapping up its Historical Record project. Members of that project discovered that the Shawville station of the Canadian Pacific Railway was being sold and dismantled. The station had been closed and boarded up for several years, since passenger service had been discontinued. Historically-minded community members banded with the young people, and quickly formed a committee to raise funds to retain the building for a museum, dedicated to preserving artifacts of early life in Pontiac County.
Open during summer on weekends, on Canada Day (July 1); and during the annual Shawville Fair www.shawvillefair.ca.
On the Shawville Fairgrounds.
Telephone: (819) 647-3112 (Robert Wills, President)