Halton Region Heritage Services
The Halton County Museum was founded in 1961. In 1974 it became the responsibility of the Region when the new Regional Municipality of Halton was formed. In 2014, Regional Council adopted a new Master Plan for the Museum under which it is being transformed into Heritage Services, which supports regional heritage organizations and institutions and cares for Regionally-owned heritage assets.
Halton Region Heritage Services is located on the site of the formerly known Halton Region Museum, situated on the five acre historic site of the former Alexander Homestead in the heart of Kelso Conservation Area, Milton. Based at Kelso Conservation Area.
Heritage Services preserves the material and cultural heritage of Halton Region and acquires and shares knowledge of the Region’s historical and natural world. Heritage Services accepts donations from the public that speak to the history and culture of Halton on a case-by-case basis. The archives and reference library are available for researchers by appointment only.
Programming and Exhibits
Heritage Services creates memorable, engaging and accessible exhibits and public programs to encourage discovery, appreciation and understanding of Halton's heritage. It supports the preservation and appreciation of the heritage of Halton Region through partnerships with museums, archives, historical societies, cultural organizations and attractions. Most programs are created to be delivered on site at partner locations as outreach initiatives.