Education Programs

The Glengarry, Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum offers a variety of tours, which can be geared towards specific age groups, school curriculum, or new Canadians.

The GNLM time frame extends from the beginnings of the Loyalist settlements in Glengarry (c.1785) to the forced merger of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company in 1821. This time frame encompasses the beginnings of life in North America, the North American fur trade, the American War of Independence, and early life in Glengarry County. Our interpretation focuses on the beginnings of Glengarry County and the Glengarry connections to the North West Company and fur trade.


We offer three educational tour packages:

Grades 1 through 6: This tour addresses students’ place within Canadian society. It educates students on some of their responsibilities as Canadian citizens and teaches them about important aspects of being a responsible citizen.

Grades 7 and 8: This tour focuses on the conquest of New France and the subsequent changes. It explains the lifestyles of the individuals who settled Upper and Lower Canada. There are specific parts of the tour that focus on gender roles, religious practices and living conditions. The tour will also target key events and people of the time.

New Canadians (Any Age): The basis of this tour is the past and present of Canada. It will help new and future Canadians develop a sense of what it is to be Canadian. It will focus on educating visitors on the basics of Canadian history that can be applied to the Canadian citizenship test.

*A detailed package can be emailed, or mailed to you. To receive a copy, call the museum (613-347-3547) or email at


How To Book a Tour

Call the museum at 613-347-3547 and give the following details:

  • Date and time of tour
  • Language preferred (English or French)
  • Size of group (Number of people)
  • What age group (i.e. 10-15, 15-20, etc.)
  • Which tour you are interested in
  • Whether transportation is required
  • Any special needs of the group

Tours can be made any day of the week between 9am and 5pm.

Spring Student Visitors

The Glengarry, Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum opened its doors to the Grade 3 and Grade 5 French Immersion students from Williamstown Public School. They toured the museum and also got a sneak peak of our next exhibit. They learned about the Nor’Westers, Loyalists, 1812, and also about how museums mount displays and exhibits.