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Helen Porteous

Cleaning the Capital Program

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Registration for Cleaning the Capital is now open!

Cleaning the Capital registration is now open!


Register your litter pickup and/or graffiti removal project by May 15.

New guidelines due to COVID-19

Please keep in mind that all participants must follow public health guidelines to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. This means your cleanup plan must be COVIDWISE(link is external) and include the following:

  • Keep a physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from anyone who is not from your household
  • Wear a mask whenever physical distancing is not possible
  • Wash and/or sanitize your hands as early and as often as possible
  • If you are feeling unwell in any way, please stay home

See Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework (link is external)for more information.

Vernon Community Garden

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The Vernon Community Garden at the Museum is for all residents.

Did you like the sunflowers etc. in the garden last year

We have seeds for sale

Sunflower, cosmos, broom corn, beans, cornflower, tansy, etc.

The sale of these seeds helps us purchase seeds for 2021

email manager@osgoodemuseum.ca if you are interested

Check out the perennial flower beds also.

If you would like to help with the garden please email Helen at h_wyatt@hotmail.com subject line Museum garden

This garden is maintained by volunteers from as far as Finley Creek, Metcalfe, Vernon etc.

We enjoy gardening and meeting new people

Hope to see you there!

Osgoode Township Museum Reopening

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Reopening March 2!

We’re very happy to be back at the Museum and plan to open our doors again on Tuesday, March 2! In the meantime, we’re taking the opportunity to do some early spring cleaning so we can serve our visitors and community better. Please be sure to pre-book your visit online here: https://osgoodemuseum.as.me/schedule.php.

A few things to note before you visit us:

  • Masks must be worn at all times and should fully cover the nose, mouth and chin (we have extras onsite at no cost)
  • You’ll be asked to apply hand sanitizer upon entry and exit of the building
  • The Museum building is limited to 6 visitors at one time
  • Social distancing markers are in place to guide your visit through the exhibit space
  • Exhibit space is sanitized after every visit
  • At this time, all exhibition interactive elements will not available