• Princeton and District Museum - Ontario
  • Welcome to the Official Website for the Princeton and District Museum located in Princeton, Ontario
  • Note: We are Currently CLOSED due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Our regular hours below will resume when it is over.

  • Our Hours:
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Monday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Interesting Facts In 1978, archaeologists excavated the site in Princeton of an 800-year-old Amerindian village of the Glen Meyer tribe.

Latest News & Events

Showing Community Progress

The Princeton District Museum and Library Association raised their first $2,000.00 towards a total of $20,000.00 goal for a new roof. Many donations have been received for the Buy-A-Bundle Campaign. Pictured-Betsy Ingram from the Princeton Library congratulates roofer Peggy Crosby from PDMLA who installed Section C of the first overlay piece of the sign "Help Put Our Campaign Through the Roof".

Donation to the Princeton Ontario Museum

The Cowan Foundation offers a community volunteer program to Princeton Holdings group of their companies' employees to support and encourage community volunteerism. As a result of completing her volunteer hours, Julie Cassidy, an employee of Frank Cowan Company in Princeton chose the Princeton District Museum and Library Association as the charitable donation recipient. Julie proudly presents a cheque for $750.00 to volunteer Peggy Crosby from the Princeton Museum.

Join us at the Princeton Cenotaph infront of the Museum

The Princeton District Museum and Library Association recently received a $8500.00 donation from Cowan Foundation to support the Princeton History Project for the research costs and for the permanent display boards documenting Princeton's history. The project will be completed for Museum's twenty-fifth anniversary in 2022. Accepting the cheque from Cowan Foundation member Christine Cowan is PDMLA Board of Director and volunteer member Gayle Gurney. Other volunteers and directors joining Gayle to express gratitude is Peggy Crosby and standing are Nestor Kozey, Mary Williams and Bev Beaton

Princeton Library Summer Program

Movie Night Every other Thursday Night see our movie night section for details: Free Movie Night

Plak-It of the Month

Please help keep Princeton's history alive and sponsor one of our many Plak-it's today!

Sponsorship is $100 and a receipt is available for tax purposes

This Month's Plak-It is of the Rebuilt east side of main street after the fire in 1910. Bakeshop, Hardware Store, IOOF Hall and new Bank location Corner lot Starr & Buck General Store 1918

Princeton History Plaques

Come visit the Museum and immerse yourself in Princeton's history. We have several plaques of Princeton in the 1900's - Churches, buildings that have burnt down, main street, a train derailement and more. They are amazing to see in person. If you are interested in Sponsoring a plaque, please let us know, we would love to have more.

Here are a few to pique your interest:


Main Street Princeton

Methodist Church Visit our New Page "Displays/Exhibits"

It contains pictures of at all our permanent displays and exhibits. To get the full experience you'll have to see them in person. Come visit us soon!

  • Free Movie Nights! (Courtesy of the Princeton Public Library)

    FREE Movies in the plush 45 seat Princeton Theatre! Popcorn provided, only water in the theatre please.
    See our Free Movie Night section for what movies are playing

Favourite Quote

"If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree." - Michael Crichton