Board Member Opportunities

There are currently Director openings on the Ottawa Valley Historical Society's board of directors.  The Ottawa Valley Historical Society manages and operates Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre (formerly the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village). The board of directors meets monthly every third Wednesday of each month.  If you are interested in becoming a Director please contact Museum Administrator Julia Klimack at

Individual Membership

Join our Historical Community!!

Become a Member of the

Ottawa Valley Historical Society

And participate in the

Events and Activities at the

Champlain Trail Museum & Pioneer Village

Why? What are the benefits?

1. Help us to preserve our rich Ottawa Valley past.

2. Help us to provide exciting new exhibits

3.  Be invited to exclusive member events i.e. exhibit openings, social events

4. Free tours of the Museum for you and your family!

5. Museum newsletters sent directly to you four times a year2

Click on Individual Membership above to learn more!

Corporate Membership

The Ottawa Valley Historical Society/Champlain Trail Museum offers Corporate Membership to any organizations or businesses that continuously support the Museum each year whether that be in the form of an in-kind or monetary donation.  We sincerely thank our community businesses and organizations for their ongoing support!

OVHS/Museum Newsletters
Spring 2023 Newsletter 3.51MB
The Ottawa Valley Historical Society/Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre's 2023 Spring Newsletter
Winter 2023 Newsletter2.53MB
Fall 2022 Newsletter3.49MB
Spring 2022 Newsletter3.17MB
Fall 2021 Newsletter3.72MB

Volunteer at The Champlain Trail Museum & Pioneer Village!

Do you need your 40 hours for graduating high school?


Do you have a passion for local history?


Would you like to get more

involved in your