There's No Dust on this History!


Many thanks to our fall program


Dr. Mima Kapches

("Peter M. Pringle &

Dunnville's Archaeological Record")

Ian Bell

("Rum Running on Lake Erie"),

Adam Shoalts

("Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone

Across the Canadian Arctic"),


our DDHA volunteers.

Watch for information on our

Fall 2020 Programs!




Braund Kettle - An old copper kettle found at a yard sale in North Carolina turns out to be from the W. N. Braund Co., Dunnville.  William Newcomb Braund (1835-1904), a tinsmith by training, was highly esteemed and a very influential businessman in Dunnville, selling a wide variety of hardware and home items. The etching on the handle of the kettle indicates that it was made pre-Confederation, at least 150 years ago.

Reprint of "Harrison's Calendar Cookbook - 1908" - Richard A. Harrison (1855-1919) came to Dunnville at 23, and entered the drugstore business. He was president of the Dunnville Consolidated Telephone Company, and later, helped form a company to bring electric power to Dunnville. "Harrison's Calendar Cookbook" is a collection of health tips, local and world-wide historical events for every day of every month, recipes, jokes, and plenty of advertising.


 Our archives are located in the Local  History and Genealogy Room on the  second floor of the renovated Dunnville  Public Library.

Note that Library is closed 

until April 6

 Visitors are welcome Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., February through November.  


To schedule an appointment outside of regular open hours, send email through the website. We also respond to email inquiries year round at