The mission of the historical society (founded in 1961) consists of educating both its members and the general public “in matters of local history by the collection and preservation of such materials” that are considered relevant to local (Pontiac County) history, and of operating both a museum of local and regional historic artifacts (opened in 1975) and an archives --the Pontiac Archives (opened in 1985).
The Museum is located in the former Shawville station (c.1888) of the Pontiac Pacific Junction Railway.
The station has been moved from its original location to a site on the southwest side of the Shawville Fairgrounds.
The Pontiac Archives are located in the municipal library (358 Main Street).
Artifacts pertaining to local and regional history.
Permanent exhibition of photographs, period clothing, advertising memorabilia, a re-created schoolroom, a re-created post office / general store, and miscellaneous other artifacts.
School groups are welcome.
Open during summer on weekends, on Canada Day (July 1); and during the annual Shawville Fair (check local listings for dates).
On the Shawville Fairgrounds.