Lang Pioneer Village Museum was established by the County of Peterborough in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area. Each year, the Museum is the recipient of many generous donations of both funds to help with the many Village needs and historic artifacts. The County of Peterborough is authorized to issue tax receipts for charitable donations. The following are some guidelines to assist those wishing to make a tax deductible donation to Lang Pioneer Village Museum.

Cash Donations

Donations can be made by cash or cheque and applied to the Museum for general purposes or to any one of the four specific purpose funds currently operated by the Museum:

Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building (PCAHB) Fund– Donations to this fund will be applied to the maintenance of the PCAHB which houses the Museum’s Peter Hamilton collection, the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Gallery, Glen Isle Farms Restoration Workshop, Ontario Soil & Crop Association Conservation Lab and more.

S. W. Lowry Weaver Shop & Jacquard Loom Interpretive Centre Fund – Donations to this fund will be applied to the maintenance of the interpretive building and Jacquard looms.

The Lang Grist Mill Fund – Donations to this fund are used to fund the maintenance of the Museum’s historic Grist Mill, one of the last mills of its type still in operation in Ontario.

The Keene Hotel Fund – Donations are used for the maintenance and repair of the Museum’s historic 14-room hotel.

The Glen Alda Church Fund – The Glen Alda Church is still used for wedding ceremonies and church services. Donations to this fund are used for the repair and maintenance of this former Methodist Church which dates back to 1899.

General Purpose Fund – With over 30 historic buildings, over 20,000 visitors annually, and 25 acres of land to upkeep, the Village is always in need of funds to help us maintain this beautiful site for generations to come.

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, mailing address and which of the specific purpose funds you would like your donation applied to. A tax receipt will be issued for any donation over the amount of $100.00. 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.

Artifact Donations

Are you interested in donating 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

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