The Friends of Markham Museum

The Friends of Markham Museum was created through a Memorandum of Understanding that came into effect on January 1st, 2012.

The Mission of The Friends of Markham Museum is to support the operation of Markham Museum through providing community-based advice to the Museum Director and staff as well as to City officials, fundraising, promoting partnerships, seeking grants and assisting with public events.

The Vision of The Friends of Markham Museum is to encourage the understanding of the history of the Markham community and its role in creating the vibrant City of Markham through support of Markham Museum’s vision, its collections and its programs.

Markham Museum sits on a 25-acre site on Markham Road.  Following its opening in 1971 the Museum has continued to demonstrate its commitment to Markham’s cultural heritage by making history relevant, accessible and enjoyable. It enriches the cultural life of our community by researching and preserving local history and by providing educational and entertaining programs, activities and exhibits.  These reflect the experiences of all citizens, from the earliest humans that made this area their home to the most recent arrivals. Its archival resources similarly offer the potential for research into the heritage of all City residents.

You can contact The Friends of Markham Museum at

museuminfo@markham.ca