Bonnechere Museum | Eganville Ontario

Museum Hours

Summer Season: Open Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day:

Tuesday to Saturday and Mondays of long weekends
(10:00am to 4:00pm)
Sunday
(1:00pm to 4:00pm)

Off Season: Closed Labour Day to Victoria Day:
Open only for special events and group tours of 10 or more by appointment.

Call 613 628 3240.

There is an access ramp and a washroom.

Admissions 2017:

A tour of the museum:
Admission per person: adults $5.00; children 4 to 11 $2:50; 3 and under free.

Discount for families or groups of 10 or more touring the museum:
adults $4.00;  children 4 to 11, $2.00;  3 and under free.

A tour of the geotrail:
Admission per person: adults $5.00; children 4 to 11$2.50; 3 and under free.

Discount for scheduled fossil hunts and groups of 10 or more touring the geotrail:
adults $4.00; children 4 to 11 $2.00; 3 and under free.

For Special Weekend Program Events such as Talks, Presentations/Performances:
Admission is by donation.

Guided Fossil Hunts 2017
Three guided fossil hunts
starting  at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 - Canada Day;  Saturday, July 22; and Saturday, August 19.

Admission: adults $4.00; children 4 to 11 $2.00; 3 and under free.

Caution when walking the geoheritage trail: Wear closed walking shoes and leg protection; consider protection from rain showers or intense sun, and wild plants to which you might be allergic.

Events

2017 Geoheritage Trail Guided Tours: Tuesday through Sunday daily at 1:30 pm.

2017 is Canada's 150th anniversary 
  Follow this link to see 150th anniversary schedule of community events.


MUSEUM ACTIVITIES organized by calendar date and location

Date

Event

Location

Sat January 21

2017 Robbie Burns Night, 6:30 PM

Eganville Legion Hall

Thurs May 4

Annual General Meeting - 7 PM

Main Floor

Sat May 20

Opening: Piper Patty Murray

Sebastopol flag presentation

Carving display by Mohamad Albashash

11 AM

Sat May 27

Guy Jamieson & Friends celebrate:

Canada 150 in songs and stories

11 AM

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Jun

Annual Lottery for $5000 begins

Sat Jun 3

Celebrating Music & Song: Joan/Preston/Elaine

11 AM
Sat Jun 10 Let's Harmonize - Glen, Liz & Friends 11 AM

Sat Jun 17

4th ANNUAL RHUBARB FEST

9:00 to 11:00 AM

Sat Jun 24 Trophy Husbands 11 AM

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CANADA DAY

SATURDAY,

JULY 1

Cut birthday cake: 12 Noon
Two pontoon boats: rides and historical commentary, from dock at arena

Order and pick up tickets at museum asap

(free-will donation on boat)

Main Floor

1 PM to 4 PM

Spaces fill fast, days in advance!

1st Fossil Hunt
Discount for scheduled fossil hunts and groups of 10 or more touring the geotrail:

adults $4.00; children 4 to 11 $2.00; 3 and under free.

Courtyard 10 AM
Wed Jul 5 to Sun Jul 9 Quilt Show with Denise Kossatz

Main Floor

Wed to Sat: 10 AM to 4 PM

Sun: 1:PM to 4 PM

Sat Jul 15 Musical Diversity - Julie Larocque 11 AM

Sat July 22

2nd Fossil Hunt
Discount for scheduled fossil hunts and groups of 10 or more touring the geotrail:

adults $4.00; children 4 to 11 $2.00; 3 and under free..

Courtyard 10 AM

Sat Jul 29 Karl & Linda Dregischan - Musical Variety 11 AM

WHAT? WHERE?

HOMECOMING DAY AT BONNECHERE MUSEUM

SATURDAY, AUGUST  5

Museum motto:

written in stone,

carved in wood,

silvered in water.

MUSEUM EVENT      

"MEET AND GREET" REUNION

SATURDAY, AUGUST  5,

10 AM TO 4 PM

85 Bonnechere St - at the stop light ----  the old post office

There will be light refreshments. 

Cake Cutting at 1:00 p.m.

- free will donation -

A community reunion: a time to remember, see pictures and photos of "then and now", friends, classmates, sports; schools, family stories, area geology,  pioneer kitchen artifacts, a general store, musicians, and churches. 

Special displays:

  • a Charlotte Gray exhibit based on her book The Promise of Canada and 9 key people and their ideas that shaped our country
  • an Eganville timeline  of 1700's to 2017 with photos; and Charlotte Gray's timeline for Canada
  • the Mohns family's carved logging camp
  • heritage geological features: rocks, minerals, and fossils

Sat Aug 12

Dave Souliere Singer/Songwriter

11  AM

Sat Aug 19

3rd Fossil Hunt
Discount for scheduled fossil hunts and groups of 10 or more touring the geotrail:

adults $4.00; children 4 to 11 $2.00; 3 and under free..

10 am

Sat Aug 26

Ottawa Valley style fiddle music: The Queen Street Fiddlers play jigs, breakdowns, two steps, waltzes, toe-tapping European and Metis tunes

11 AM

Mon Sept 4

LABOUR DAY

Museum closes: end of summer season

10 AM to 4 PM