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The K. Valerie Connor Memorial Poetry Celebration opens April 2, 2021 for submissions. Details below.

Museum Hours


The Museum is booking tours of the house by appointment only at this time as a result of the provincial COVID-19 regulations. Call today to book your exclusive tour.



Staff are working behind the scenes to safely welcome visitors back this year and are on-hand should you have questions related to indoor and outdoor bookings at the Museum.


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2021 marks the 6th anniversary of the K. Valerie Connor Memorial Poetry Celebration

The contest is open Ontario residents in three prize categories: Adult, Student and Elementary.



Submissions are being accepted between April 2, 2021 and June 30, 2021, with the winners announced on August 29, 2021.

Learn more...




Throughout the year, the museum plays host to several curated shows and exhibitions inspired by the collection, the area's history and the era.

All current exhibitions and shows are included in the price of admission.



New to 2020, the Museum has added a self-guided walking tour of the grounds. This part of the Leacock experience is free and involves 20 points of interest spanning the picturesque property. 

Start your adventure at the front steps of the Museum.


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