Glengarry Cheese Factory Exhibit

The Glengarry Nor’westers and Loyalist museum is recruiting stories, artifacts, photos and objects. Anything in relation to the Glengarry cheese factories. The exhibit will be opening on the 12th of August. Visit us at the museum if you wish to share your contribution in the appreciation and recreation of a pivotal portion of Glengarry’s history. 

Do You Canoe?

The Glengarry, Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum will be raffling off a brand new 16′ custom built Kevlar canoe in the upcoming spring and summer season. Built by the Swift Canoe and Kayak Company, this canoe is durable yet ultra-light, making it perfect for spending days on the river or lake paddling and portaging. With these canoe you can enjoy outdoor excursions just like our fur trading explorers of history but without the same heavy load to carry when it’s time to pack up. Tickets will be available for sale at the museum, from museum Board of Directors members, and at various community events. We will be displaying the canoe in various locations so that people can take a peek at it with our first stop being the Raisin River Canoe Races (how appropriate we thought).

The canoe FullSizeRenderwill be raffled off with two paddles, so you won’t be caught up the creek without them, but the winner also has the option of claiming a $2000 cash prize rather than the canoe itself which is valued at over $3000. Tickets are 1 for $5 and 3 for $10. The canoe will be raffled off on the last day of the Williamstown Fair, Sunday August 7th, 2016 so look out for us there if you’d like a last minute ticket. Big thanks to Tim MacDougall who conceptualized and initiated this exciting fundraising opportunity for the museum!

Enter to win a 16′ Kevlar Canoe built by the Swift Canoe and Kayak Company and 2 Grey Owl Guide Cherry Canoe Paddles valued at over $3000 or a cash prize of $2000

Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10

Draw to be held Sunday, August 7th 2016 at the Williamstown Fair with the winner announced onstage


The 16′ Kevlar ‘Prospector’ by Swift


The historic village of Williamstown, Ontario, is home to the Glengarry, Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum, which preserves and interprets the history of the United Empire Loyalist migration to Glengarry County and of the Glengarry partners of the North West Company.


Come and explore the rich heritage of Glengarry County and its fascinating beginnings in what is Glengarry’s greatest “hidden” gem.  Stay and explore the rest of the village of Williamstown, which includes the Williamstown Fair Grounds, Sir John Johnson Manor House, the Bethune/Thompson House, the Celtic Music Hall of Fame, a rich assortment of older and picturesque homes, two incredibly historic churches, and wonderful folks who smile and wave.

Museum Hours:

We are CLOSED for the regular summer season

OPENING May 21st, 2016

Wednesday – Monday 10 AM – 5 PM Tuesdays closed or by appointment only


Suggested Donation: $5 per person