The mission of the Archives, which opened in 1985,consists of preserving and documenting the past and present history of Pontiac County. Though they operate officially under the charter of the Pontiac Historical Society (founded in 1961), which also runs a small museum in Shawville, the Archives are largely independent of the historical society and museum.
Basement level of the Shawville Library.
Documentation includes census records to 1901; records of births, deaths and marriages (on microfilm); published and archival information on schools, churches, mines, and other subjects; photography collection; documents from the Pontiac County Council (1850s-1990s), including valuation rolls, land sales, government aid to poor families during crop failures, etc; documents from the Pontiac Pacific Junction Railway; miscellaneous genealogical resources; and so on.
Donations of documents are welcome.
An open house is held annually during the first week of July.
Tues-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For business hours at the Pontiac Museum, please consult the museum pages elsewhere on this site.
No fees. Donations accepted.
358 Main Street, Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0.