Participate at the Craigleith Heritage Depot
There are many ways you can participate and contribute in order to help the Craigleith Heritage Depot continue to provide exceptional museum, library, archival, and tourism services to the people and visitors of The Blue Mountains. Visit our Programs and Events, or consider contributing in the following ways.
Do you have a skill or interest that would be helpful to the Craigleith Heritage Depot and that could be enriched further by volunteering here? Contact Curator Andrea Wilson to speak with her about how you can become a volunteer with us, and fill out the form below.
Currently we are looking for assistance in the following areas:
Share your Stories
We're looking for memories, stories, images to expand our online exhibits! For a full list of online exhibits and where to submit, please visit Virtual Museum.
The Beaver Valley Fall Fair celebrates 150 years of being hosted by local agricultural societies in 2020. The Beaver Valley Agricultural Society seek pictures of Fair Ambassadors, pictures of Fall Fair memories and more. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/beavervalleyfallfair
Walter Trier lived in a chalet and studio at the base of Blue Mountain Resort from 1949-1951. If you have memories of his colourful animal paintings in the Ski Barn, or remember reading Lilliput or other Trier-illustrated books, we'd love to hear from you! Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/waltertrier
Willi Winkels was known and cherished by many across North America. His innovations in skateboarding and snowboarding impacted companies and athletes in the 70s, 80s and beyond, and he was also involved in early wakeboarding. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/williwinkels
Fern and Orchids can found along the Niagara Escarpment, including in the Town of The Blue Mountains. Submit your pictures of ferns and orchids to become part of the online resource about the Niagara Escarpment. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/niagaraescarpment
Do you have objects or archival records at home that you believe would be a good fit for the Craigleith Heritage Depot's collection? Contact Curator Andrea Wilson to speak with her about how to start the donation process. Please have all of the information you have regarding your object / records to assist us in processing your donation. We are also seeking donations of specific support materials and financial contributions.
Purchase a gift (for yourself or for someone else!) from our gift shop, located beside the front reception desk. The Craigleith Heritage Depot gift shop offers affordable books, DVDs, toys, and trinkets for all ages. Some highlights from our inventory are as follows:
- Reel History DVD: a documentary produced by local business Mountain Goat Film about the local Indigenous History, Ski Industry, and Apple Industry (*Official Selection at multiple world-wide festivals!)
- Snow People (2016) DVD: a documentary produced by Mountain Goat Film on the history and legacy of Blue Mountain Resort, in honour of its 75th anniversary
- The Petun: People of the Hills book by Pat Raible (2016)
- Town of The Blue Mountains stainless steel water bottle
- Die-cast toy train with lights, sound, and action, and much more!