Summer season is winding up at Christ Church Community Museum
The summer season at Christ Church Community Museum is moving along very quickly with just one more week to go until it closes for the season at 4.00 p.m. on Labour Day Monday.
We hope that you’ll be able to stop by and see the special displays.
The page of Catharine Parr Traill’s crosswriting is most interesting. Paper was a very scarce commodity in those times.
You’ll see that Traill has made notes earlier in her writing career and then years later has written on the same page but this time vertically.
It isn’t easy to read but you can pick up the photocopy and try and decipher what’s she’s written.
You’ll see some of John Craig’s books on display, ones that were more popular like The Sound of Her Whistle, Chappie and Me and others.
Also drawing interest at the church/museum are some models of steam boats “Stoney Lake” and the “Myrtle” as well as a model of a family boat called “The Wanderer”.
These boats were plying The Kawarthas when John Craig spent his early days on Stoney Lake.
We have a detailed model of the Hendren family cottage which is still in the Hendren family on Hendren Island on Stoney. It has been restored to its former glory.
We welcome you to CCCM any day from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. when a volunteer guide will give details and answer questions you may have about the various artifacts, show you DVD’s from The Bill Twist Collection of the early history of Lakefield or give you a peek at the progress of latest restoration.
For further info please call Gwen McMullen 705-652-3024.
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