The Simcoe County Archives is closed to the public until further notice.
Blog post: Emancipation Day 2020
In recognition of Emancipation Day in Ontario on August 1, the Archives posted a blog about Private Jacob Courtney, a son of escaped slave Abraham Courtney.
Collecting Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Archives is looking for the public's assistance in developing a Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic collection. We know that many of you are creating and collecting memories and information about the pandemic. Items are not being accepted at this time, but we have created a guide to assist you in assembling materials for future donation. Visit our Collecting Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic page for more information.
The Simcoe County Archives and the Simcoe County Museum are working together to collect and preserve items that tell the local story of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Visit the Museum's website to learn about how it is Collecting Stories of COVID.
Resource guide: Historical Research from Home
The Archives has developed a resource for teachers, parents, and students learning about Simcoe County's history from home. Historical Research from Home contains a list of online resources to help you learn about our communities.