The Osgoode Township Museum acknowledges that our museum, located in Vernon, Ontario just south of Ottawa, is on the traditional unceded ancestral land of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. Algonquin Anishinaabeg are the original inhabitants of this territory along the Ottawa, Rideau and Castor Rivers and have lived on this land since time immemorial. We are grateful to have the opportunity to be present in this territory.
The Osgoode Township Rural Museum’s mandate is to collect, preserve, display, study, interpret and make accessible the material and cultural heritage of the Osgoode Township as a means to further the understanding of the former Osgoode Township's significance to the greater Ottawa community as an example of rural and agricultural life.
For residents of, and visitors to, the Nation’s Capital, the Osgoode Township Rural Museum tells the story of the people and heritage of Osgoode Township and surrounding communities to exemplify the role that rural heritage has in the life of our city.
We foster a sense of community identity by inspiring curiosity about our shared rural life, past, present and future.