Lang Pioneer Village Museum was established by the County of Peterborough in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area. With 25 acres of property, over 30 historic buildings and more than 50,000 artifacts, the Museum has many needs to ensure the protection of our region’s cultural heritage for the enjoyment and education of generations to come 

This year has been a particularly challenging one for the Museum as we temporarily closed our doors in March to curb the spread of COVID -19 for the protection of staff, volunteers and the public. Revenues from admissions, programming fees and retail sales are essential for Museum operations.  Recently, due to incidences of vandalism on the Museum property, we have incurred additional costs for security measures. For those of you that are able to help at this time, your support is appreciated and will be used to help with security as well as maintenance of the historic buildings and site 

Donations can be made by cash or cheque.

The County of Peterborough is authorized to issue tax receipts for charitable donations. A tax receipt will be issued for any donation of $100.00 or more. 

Please send your donations to:
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
470 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 3M3 

Please make cheques payable to “Lang Pioneer Village Museum” and provide us with your name and mailing address. If you would like to speak with someone about making your donation to Lang Pioneer Village Museum, please e-mail or call 705-295-6694. 

Thank you for your interest in the care and protection of Lang Pioneer Village Museum.  

Artifact Donations

Are you interested in donating an artifact to Lang Pioneer Village Museum? We greatly appreciate you thinking about the Museum as a recipient of your object donations.  However, like many museums, we are faced with very limited storage space so must be very selective in any new acquisitions to our collections.  We ask all potential donors to complete an Intent to Donate Form with as much information as possible.  This will help determine the suitability of an object to be added to the collection.  We also request that you add photographs, if possible, especially of any identifying features (manufacturer’s mark, condition, etc.).

A completed Intent to Donate Form, photographs, and inquiries can be emailed to the Collections Coordinator at