Online Museum Collection

Markham Museum is digitizing our extensive archival and artifact collections. The following two websites take you on a virtual tour of highlights from our rich collections and showcase Markham’s history and evolving community.

  • Curating Our Community

    Funded by the Government of Ontario, this interactive map allows you to learn more about the history of Markham by listening to oral histories and viewing photographs and artifacts from our vaults. You can search these collections by address, community, date range, or description and can even contribute to this website by leaving comments, adding additional addresses, and uploading photographs and artifacts of your own.

  • Landscapes and Streetscapes Catalogue

    Funded by the Government of Ontario, this searchable catalogue allows you to explore Markham’s historic landscapes and buildings. These images are assembled from the collections of Heritage Markham and the Markham Museum. Together, they document the changes of streets, farms, parkland and individual buildings from 1860 to today.

  • Tradition and Innovation: The Importance of Agriculture to Markham 1820-1920

    This Virtual Museum of Canada exhibit uses images from both our archival and artifact collections to tell the story of early Markham’s innovative agricultural community.