The present museum is a result of a healthy development in collections and use and the commitment to continually refresh exhibitions and displays. Although unable to structurally expand in size, extensive interior and exterior building upgrades were undertaken to improve accessibility, functionality, and aesthetics. In 2014 insulation, new siding and proper signage was completed. In 2016 a two-level environment controlled archival room was built within the museum to aid in preserving the collection. 2018 saw the installation of a new accessible main entrance, two vehicle entrances at the rear side of the building and complete repair and painting of the interior walls and floor. To help preserve artifacts on the exhibit floor, all interior lighting was replaced in 2019 with LED fixtures. 2020 was a busy year with the completion of new washrooms including accessibility, the complete renovation and upgrade to the back building, construction of a kitchen/storage area, a new Board Room, a refresh of the exhibit spaces and the main parking area paved and properly marked. In 2021, a new metal gate and fencing was installed along with the creation of an outside exhibit space. By mid-winter of 2023, a compact mobile filing
system will be installed in the Archive Room allowing for expanded and improved storage and handling of the museum’s extensive collections. In addition, the cataloguing and digitization of the collections will be launched allowing for eventual public access through the museum’s web page.
We believe that the current museum honours the vision and intention of its founders. With the commitment of its strong volunteer Board and aided with the support from the City of Brantford, County of Brant, upper levels of government, members, donations, generous benefactors and grants, the museum today is a first-class venue that continually strives to honour Canada’s rich military heritage through stories, community events and engaging