Halton Region Heritage Services

Site: Kelso Conservation Area

Service: Curatorial and Visitor Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-825-6000 ext 7935
Toll Free Phone 1-866-442-5866 (1-866-4HALTON)
After Hours Phone Mon-Sun 24 hours 3-1-1 (if calling from within Halton Region)
TTY Phone 905-827-9833
Fax 905-876-4322
E-Mail museum@halton.ca
Website www.halton.ca/museum
Primary Contact Julie Sutton-Yardley, Heritage Network Coordinator, Halton Region Heritage Services; Phone: 905-825-6000 ext 3439 * (Cell) 904-464-7187; Fax: 905-876-4322; Email: julie.sutton-yardley@halton.ca
Alternate Contact John Summers, Manager, Heritage Services & Curator, Halton Region Heritage Services; Phone: 905-825-6000 ext 3444 * (Cell) 289-259-2114; Fax: 905-876-4322; Email: john.summers@halton.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Meredith Leonard, Education/Community Coordinator, Halton Region Heritage Services; Phone: 905-825-6000 ext 3440 * (Cell) 289-795-4899; Fax: 905-876-4322; Email: meredith.leonard@halton.ca
Site Information
Site Location Inside Kelso Conservation Area, 5181 Kelso Road
Located In Community Milton
Address & Map
5181 Kelso Rd
Milton, ON L9E 0C5
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Intersection Tremaine Rd and Hwy 401
Mailing Address 5181 Kelso Road 
Milton, ON L9E 0C5
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Transportation No public transportation is currently available to the location.  
Ample complimentary parking on site
Agency and Service Names
Former Name Halton Region Museum
Legal Name Halton Region Heritage Services
Agency Information
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Established 1836
Primary Executive John Summers, Manager, Heritage Services and Curator, Halton Region; Phone: 905-825-6000 ext 3444; Fax: 905-876-4322; Email: john.summers@halton.ca
Funding Regional / Municipal
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The center for preserving and exploring Halton's natural and cultural heritage. The centre houses the offices of Halton Region's Heritage Services division and the Region's collections of artifacts and archival material. 
Heritage Network 
Heritage Services is the hub of a network for institutions and organizations working in the heritage field in Halton Region. Through this network, professional services such as interpretive and program planning, exhibit development, design, fabrication and evaluation and training and professional development for staff and volunteers are offered. Heritage Services will co-host (with Regional Tourism Organization #3), a one day conference on Thursday, April 6 at the Royal Botanical Gardens for Heritage organizations, cultural groups, tourism partners and more. For information contact julie.sutton-yardley@halton.ca or call 905-825-6000 ext. 3439  
Preservation Services 
Heritage Services cares for a collection of artifacts and archival materials which are owned by the Regional Municipality of Halton. 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.  
Travelling Exhibits available:  
“Beyond Sit & Stay” produced by Heritage Services that explores the many ways in which dogs assist humans, including detection, security and therapy. 
* "Who Is Halton" explores the history and culture of the area that would become Halton Region by focusing on the personal stories of its residents, from First Nations and early settlers to its namesake Major William Halton, long-time residents and recent arrivals. Through the winter and spring Heritage Services staff will be collecting stories and recollections to explore a region through its people. 
* New on line and travelling exhibits will be available starting in 2017.
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, year round  
Closed between Christmas and New Year. 
Research and curatorial inquiries: appointments required in advance. Contact Claire Bennett 905-825-6000 ext 3441
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Not applicable
Languages English ; Additional language services - please call Halton Region: 905-825-6000 or 311 if calling from within Halton Region
Fees Service ; Admission - included in admission fee to Kelso Conservation Area from May to October ; None - for museum and gallery tours ; If the gatehouse is staffed and you have an appointment with Heritage Services Staff. Please advise gate house staff as required.
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Banquet Facilities

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