Come And Imagine What It Was Like
The Frontenac County Schools Museum began as a project to celebrate Kingston's Tercentenary in 1973. A small group of retired educators spent many hours researching schools, photographing sites, collecting books and artifacts, and microfilming hundreds of school records. In 1977, the Museum Association was formally established. The museum opened to the public in 1979. In 2006, it moved to its present location in historic Barriefield Village.
Come and visit! Surprising new discoveries on display!

Our museum is hosting a provincial conference on April 13, 2015.
SLATE means So Let's All Talk Education.
This annual event takes place in one-room-school museums throughout Ontario and Northern New York.
Our theme this year is "From John A.'s Slate to Josh's Tablet".
We plan to meet at the Discovery Centre at Fort Henry for part of the day and in our Museum during the afternoon.
We hope that SLATE members will enjoy historic Kingston and the opportunity to talk about education, then and now.

Our Spring Newsletter will be available soon.

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Follow the series of articles in the Whig Standard about the Schools Museum


414 Regent Street
Barriefield, (Kingston) ON
K7K 5R1


Phone: 613-544-9113
Official KAM Selected Treasure
A letter of condolence to Lady Macdonald upon the death of her husband, Sir John A. Macdonald
Collection of Canadian Authors
For King and Country
A Story of 1812
    Year-round Museum activities include participation in:
  • Classroom lessons with a "Schoolmistress"
  • Special Events
  • Heritage Interpretation through viewing and discussing exhibits in the Gallery
  • Identifying Artifacts used in Pioneer Schools
  • Enjoying the books used in early times
  • Research facilities