The Pickering Museum Village collects material culture, by donation or purchase, pertaining to the history of Pickering Township up to 40 years prior to the present year, in order to understand and interpret the community's past, present and future.

Explore our core artifact collection below:

Photo Gallery: Pickering Museum Village Artifact Gallery will appear here on the public site.

We have acquired most of our artifact collection through the generosity of the public. Potential artifact donations must meet specific criteria before being housed at the Pickering Museum Village.

Please make an appointment with us before bringing items to the museum village. Artifact donations are permanent and once approved, PMV assumes the responsibility to store, preserve, conserve, and exhibit the artifact, as it meets the needs, mandate, and policies of the museum.

The Pickering Museum Village maintains two collections, our Core Artifact Collection and our Education Collection.  To find out more about these collections and the donation process click here.

Please contact Ellen Tayles to make an appointment to discuss your potential artifact donation.

PMV is currently seeking objects, photographs and ephemera relating to Pickering Township in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Arts & Culture
  • Service Organizations
  • Emergency Services (Fire, Police, Ambulance)
  • World War 1 and 2
  • Founding Families
  • Science & Technology

Monetary Donations

PMV gratefully accepts financial support from generous donors. Donations assist the museum village to fulfill its mandate to preserve, conserve, interpret, and share community memories, stories, and material and heritage culture. Please make cheques payable to the City of Pickering, and mail or deliver to the PMV so that your donation can be applied directly to PMV, or contact us for more information.

Other Donations

If you prefer to donate something specific, PMV has many needs, from reproduction items for programming, to food and tents for special events, to giftware for sale in our Gift Shop! Contact PMV to discuss items that may be meaningful to you, your family and friends, or your business to provide for the museum village. Please contact Katrina Pyke for more information.

Bequeath a Legacy

A bequest to PMV in a will enables you to leave behind tangible support of heritage, and ensures that the museum village will benefit directly from your generosity.

Donor Board

Pickering Museum Village gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the following financial partners:

Bank of Montreal 
Bramalea Limited
Chapters - Ajax
Claremont Sesquicentennial House Tour Committee
Cougs Investments Ltd.
Friends of the Environment Foundation - supported by Canada Trust
George F. Harman
J.D.S. Investments
John Boddy Developments Limited
Invar Office Management Corporation
Jerry and Zdenka Hasek
Kinnette Club of Pickering 
Kinsmen Club of Pickering 
Louise Parks and Darryl Sherman
McGraw-Hill Ryerson 
Marshall Homes
Massey's Bears Baseball Team
MDK Electric
Ministry of Citizenship and Culture
Ministry of Culture and Communications
North American Life Softball Challenge
Ontario Film Development Institute
Ontario Hydro Pickering Nuclear
Ontario Lottery Corporation
Ontario Power Generation - Pickering Nuclear
Pickering Horticultural Society
Pickering House Tour Committee
Pickering Museum Village Foundation
Purdue Frederick Inc.
Runnymede Development Corp. Ltd.
Sandbury Building Corporation