Virtual Museum

“Who’s Who” of Waverley Place

Looking for more information on Waverley Place? Do you like to put faces to names? Enthralled by “Monday’s with Mildred”? Look no further!

Explore our new digital exhibit, “Who’s Who” of Waverley Place! Browse through the exhibit, check out the Jury family tree, and discover the stories of the Jury family.

Explore the “Who’s Who” of Waverley Place Virtual Exhibit by clicking the button below!

The Jury family lived at Waverley Place, in Bowmanville, Ontario from 1901 to 1960. In 1960 the home was established as the Bowmanville Museum, now a part of Clarington Museums and Archives.

The home was originally built in 1847 by the Fisher family and given the name “Waverley Place” by David Fisher. The Fishers lived in the home until 1901 when it was sold to the Jury family.


Virtual Spirit Walk

Over the years, Clarington Museums has had numerous people come through our doors to research their family or home, showing us different artifacts they found in their attic and even to share with us strange events that have taken place within their daily lives here in Bowmanville.

Bowmanville is a town that is no stranger to the paranormal or the odd. We have incidents of the strange dating back to the early settlers who first came to this area. These stories have been handed down through generation to generation and now form part of our local folklore. Discover the Great Bank Robbery, the Boy at the Bridge, the Wolves in the Woods, and more, if you dare…

Take the interactive Virtual Spirit Walk by clicking the button below! You can also access a text-based Spirit Walk here.


Digital Newspapers

Clarington Museums & Archives has a large collection of newspapers including the Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville Merchant, and Orono Times. In 2012 a partnership was made with the Clarington Public Library to plan the digitization of the newspaper collection. It was decided that the company: MTL Microimage Technologies Limited would complete the digitization. We still have all copies of the physical newspapers until such a time as preservation is no longer possible or needed.

Check out the online digitized newspapers.


Contact Us

PHONE: 905-623-2734
ADDRESS: 62 Temperance St. Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A8