SWOHC: South West Ontario Heritage Council

A professional development community for workers in Canadian galleries, libraries, archives, and museums

About Us

SWOHC supports networking between heritage professionals in South West Ontario

Face-to-face meetings

SWOHC meetings take place once per quarter with member organizations taking turns hosting meetups. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m and are usually held in January, April, July, and October.


Get to know your colleagues and what’s happening at other heritage sites around South West Ontario. Each attendee is invited to share an update and announce upcoming events.


SWOHC is a great place to seek out and find heritage-related professional development. Each meeting includes a skill-building activity. Past events include educational tours, information sessions, and technology workshops.

Our Members

Our members* are located in southwestern Ontario,
across Windsor, Essex, Kent, and Lambton Counties

Algonquin Club
Amherstburg Freedom Museum
Amherstburg Tourism & Special Events Office
Les Amis Duff-Baby
Buxton National Historic Site and Museum
Canadian Club Brand Center
Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village
Chatham Museum and Ridge House Museum
Comber & District Historical Society Museum
Erie Quest Marine Heritage
Essex and Community Historical Research Society
Essex Armoured Soldiers Museum
Essex County Black Historical Research Society
Essex County Historical Cemeteries Preservation Society
Essex County Historical Society
Essex County Public Library
Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum Inc
Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association
Essex Medieval Heritage Society
Essex Municipal Heritage Committee
Fort Malden National Historic Site
Friends of Bellevue
Friends of Willistead
Gibson Gallery
Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society (HEIRS)
Heritage Essex/Essex Railway Station
Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation
John Freeman Walls Historic Site & Underground Railroad Museum
John R. Park Homestead C.A.
Kingsville Archives
Kingsville/Gosfield Heritage Society
Kingsville Historical Park and Museum
Lakeshore Black Heritage Committee
Leamington Arts Centre
Leamington & Mersea Historical Society
Leamington Culture and Recreation
Maidstone and Area Historical Society
Maidstone Bicentennial Museum
Mackenzie Hall Friends of the Court
Marsh Collection Society
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Museum Windsor
Northstar Cultural Community Centre
Olde Sandwich South and Area Historical Society
Ontario Genealogy Society- Essex County Branch
Park House
Pelee Island Heritage Centre
La Pionnière du sud-ouest Réseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien
Provincial Marine Amherstburg Re-enactment
The Ontario Questers
Sandwich First Baptist Church
Save Ontario Shipwrecks Windsor
Serbian Heritage Museum
Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society
Southern Ontario Military Muster
Tecumseh Area Historical Society & Heritage Centre
United Empire Loyalists Bicentennial Branch
Willistead Manor
Windsor Chapter Ontario Archaeological Society
Windsor’s Community Archives
Windsor Municipal Heritage Committee
Windsor Historic Sites Association
Windsor Historical Society
Windsor Wood Carving Museum
Windsor, City Cultural Affairs Department
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

*List complete at the time of publishing

Get In Touch

Send a message to hello.swohc@gmail.com for details about the next meeting date and location