News & Updates

You're Invited to a Friendly Haunted House

Friday, September 28, 2018
You're Invited to a Friendly Haunted House
Calling all Boys and Ghouls!  Halloween is coming soon so grab your mask or your broom.  The Burk's Falls Historical Society will be your host at the Watt Century Farm House Heritage Centre, 827 Chetwynd Road from 1 pm to 3 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2018.  Come dressed in your costume and tour our friendly haunted house.  Carve your own pumpkin.  Admission is $5 per family.  There will be treats and a witch's brew - now all we need is you!

A visit from the Cub Scouts!

Thursday, September 27, 2018
A visit from the Cub Scouts!

The 1st Burk’s Falls Cub Scouts visited the Watt Century Farm House and learned a lot about local history. A special thank you to our President, Diane Brandt for planning a special program for the group. The Cubs participated in a scavenger hunt, identified mystery artifacts and played a game of “I Spy” in the heritage site.  ..

Historical Automobile Association of Canada Donation

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Historical Automobile Association of Canada Donation
Thank you Floyd Allen and the Historical Automobile Society of Canada - Muskoka Region (HASC Muskoka) for your generous donation of $400 to the Historical Society. Through your support of the Historical Society we are able to continue and support of our mission to collect, preserve, and share the history of our community. In August 2018, the Historical Automobile Society of Canada held their annual Normoska in Huntsville, Ontario. This event has attracted H.A.S.C. members since it went 'North to Muskoka' in 1958 (whence comes its name). Normoska is actually held in a different area of the Province each year and is a week-long August holiday for the whole family. It provides an interesting itinerary of tours to places of interest and included the heritage sites of Watt Century Farm House and the Wiseman’s Corner Schoolhouse this year. Photo: Diane Brandt, President; Lorne Main, Founding Member; and Floyd Allen, HASC Muskoka)

Meet you at the Fall Fair!

Friday, August 31, 2018
Meet you at the Fall Fair!

Our community strives each year to offer an insight into the agricultural diversity and excellence of the Burk’s Falls area, as well as to showcase the many talents of our community members. The fall fair also provides family entertainment, games, music and good food. ..

Psychic Day

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Psychic Day

Get your tickets by calling 705-571-3308.  Medium Penny Brandt will host two seatings one at 1:30 pm and another at 6:00 pm at the Watt Century Farm House.  Cost is $20 per person. Experience, receive a reading.  ..

Heritage Day 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018
Heritage Day 2018

Wow! What a Heritage Day Celebration! This year's theme was all about the history of sports and promoted our local sporting organizations, athletes and sports enthusiasts.  Thank you to all of our participants, organizers, volunteers, firefighters, visitors and our municipal sponsor, The Armour Township to making this event a huge success. Kyle "The Monster" Nelson, the Royal Canadiana Race Team the Dingman Snowmobile Race Team, Dress Me Up Face Painting, Burk's Falls Skating Club, Almaguin Ice Devils, Gazelles Hockey, Winning Techniques Camp, Arnold Hall Trapping, Red Cross, Hunters Bay Radio, Air Bounce Inflatables, Tim Horton's, Girl Guides Trefoil Guild and the 5 Almaguin Fire Departments worked hard on this hot humid afternoon. We appreciate everyone's time in making this celebration one to go down in history. Happy Heritage Day 2018! ..

10 Reasons to Attend Heritage Day

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10 Reasons to Attend Heritage Day

ARMOUR – Sports have been bringing people together for centuries and this July, the historical society in Burk’s Falls will host a full day of athletic heritage in Armour. Sports organizations in the region are invited to join the township to remember athletics of the ages in Almaguin.  ..

Save the Date for Heritage Day

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Save the Date for Heritage Day

The Township of Armour, the Burk’s Falls and District Historical Society and Archives of Ontario will be celebrating our athletic heritage, from local sports teams and leisure games to competitions and league championships.  ..

Ring the Bell...the Schoolhouse is open for the 2018 season!

Friday, May 25, 2018
Ring the Bell...the Schoolhouse is open for the 2018 season!
The Wiseman's Schoolhouse is open for the season! We're open Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, until the end of June. In July and August, we will be open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. Come visit us at 112 Midlothian Road, Ryerson Township and discover how the pioneers who first settled in the area went to school in 1892. For over 45 years, this schoolhouse served the children of the area.

We are looking for a Hertiage Co-ordinator!

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
We are looking for a Hertiage Co-ordinator!

We are accepting applications for a summer 2018 contract position (minimum of 12 weeks) for a Heritage Co-ordinator.  Visit the Township of Armour's website at  ..