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Welcome to Uxbridge Historical Centre's online collection.

The Uxbridge-Scott Museum & Archives was established near the town of Uxbridge, Ontario, in 1972. Its mandate is to collect, preserve, and display artifacts, documents, and photos that relate to the heritage of the Uxbridge Township area which was formed in 1973 with the union of the former townships of Scott and Uxbridge and Uxbridge Town.

The Museum's collection includes over 6000 artifacts. Highlights of our collection include items manufactured right here in Uxbridge- a 'Grand Palace' piano from the Uxbridge Piano and Organ Factory, intricately-carved Gold Medal furniture, and the distinctive 'Quadrodyne' radio. Our collection also includes three unique prisoners' boxes carved by Uxbridge men imprisoned in Toronto for their role in the 1837 Rebellion.

The project to digitize the Museum's collection began in Spring 2013, and with the dedication of staff and volunteers our first items are now available to view online, a first for the Museum! In the upcoming years we are planning to continue digitizing our collection and uploading items to this online Collections Database. Check back regularly to view new items. If you are interested in helping us digitize the Museum's collection, please contact us!

Tips for Searching

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Hanley Ranch will return records associated with Hanley OR Ranch). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Rocky Pine Ranch"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Random Images

The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.

Catalog Searches (Archives / Photos / Libraries / Objects)

The catalog buttons can also help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches.