Welcome to the Port Hope Archives!
Community History Happens Here
TO HELP PRESERVE PORT HOPE'S HISTORY, BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
Reading Room Hours:
Tuesday to Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm*
*closed from 12-12:30pm for lunch
We’re flexible! Please contact us to request an appointment to suit your schedule.
Please note: Please call or email before visiting if you are coming from a distance, or if there is inclement weather. Periodical closures of the Archives during our regular hours do occur.
We are closed on the following dates in 2018:
February 19th, Family Day
March 30th, Good Friday
May 21st, Victoria Day
July 2nd, Canada Day (observed)
August 6th, Civic Day
September 3rd, Labour Day
October 8th, Thanksgiving
December 24th-January 1st: Closed
Research Day at Port Hope Archives, Friday September 28th
In celebration of Culture Days, visit the Port Hope Archives to learn about the collection and resources available at the Archives, and view our latest exhibit on display, "225 Years of Agriculture in Hope Township". Our archivist will be available to help with your research, and use of the Archives will be free to non-members for the day. This is a drop-in activity. 9am-4pm.
Fees & Membership
Our fees and memberships assist with the operating costs of the Port Hope Archives, and in particular with the purchase of vital archival-safe containers and materials to house and protect the collection. Thank you for your support of our local history!
Fees are as follows:
$10.00 per visit (non-members)*
*This fee is charged when the Archivist pulls any item from storage, at your request. This fee is waived for members. There is no fee to do self-guided research using our reading room resources.
$25.00 per hour for archivist-lead research (first 1/2 hour free)*
*You can determine the maximum number of hours that the Archivist will conduct research on your topic. You will be provided with a research report and copies of any associated materials at the conclusion of research.
0.50 cents per 8.5x11” b&w copy ($1.00 colour copies)
$1.00 per 11x17” b&w copy ($1.50 colour copies)
0.50 cents per document scan
$5.00 per photograph image scan (600 dpi quality)
Please Note: The Port Hope Archives accepts cash payments and personal cheques only. We do not have a debit/visa machine or alternative methods of payment.
Consider copyright when making all research and copying requests. It is the researcher's responsibility to seek proper authorization. All copies are made for the sole purposes of private study or research.
If you would like to publicly publish, exhibit, or broadcast materials from our collection, please contact the Port Hope Archives for the 'Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit, or Broadcast Materials from the Port Hope Archives' form and details.