Chaffey's Lock and Area Heritage Society
Chaffey's Lock ... come and imagine

Lockmaster's House Museum
An infrared photo of the Lockmaster's House Museum

The Chaffey's Lock and Area Heritage Society was formed in 1980 to oversee the development of the Lockmaster's House Museum and to preserve the heritage of the village and surrounding area.

Pay us a visit - enjoy the quiet ambiance of our village, the beauty of the lock, the one lane swing bridge, the old grist mill, the historic Chaffey's Lock Cemetery, the Marion Dunn Heritage Trail, the Trans-Canada Trail and, of course, the Lockmaster's House Museum.

The museum is open through the summer months, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m daily. Admission is free, donations gladly accepted, we appreciate your assistance in helping finance the upkeep of our museum.



2016 Schedule

Saturday, May 21    The Ramblin’ Valley Band - at the Chaffey's Lock Community Hall
Saturday, June 11 Live Band (TBA) - at the Chaffey's Lock Community Hall
Saturday, June 25 Museum opens for the season - Open 7 days per week: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, July 1 Canada Day Picnic - Museum Grounds/Lock
Saturday, July 30 Annual Craft Market on the Opinicon Hotel lawns. 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 13 Annual General Meeting of the Chaffey's Lock & Area Heritage Society - Chaffey's Lock Community Hall - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 15 Live Band (TBA) at the Chaffey's Lock Community Hall
Sunday, September 4 Museum closes for the season
Saturday, October 29 Ghost Walk & Gathering - Chaffey's Lock Cemetery
Saturday, December 10   Christmas Party & Potluck Dinner - Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall
We're Easy to Find

You'll find Chaffey's Lock Road, a west turn off of Highway 15,
about halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls
(well marked with highway signs).


Google Earth View the museum in Google Earth
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Masthead Image - the background for the masthead is part of an 1840 painting of Chaffey's Lock, looking south, by Thomas Burrowes titled "View of Chaffey's, from the rocky hill near Indian Lake, Opinicon Lake in the distance", November 1840. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-45.
Click here to view the full painting



Chaffey's Lock and Area Heritage Society
1724 Chaffey's Lock Road, RR1
Elgin, Ontario K0G 1E0
email: muffet@rideau.net

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