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Our titles in most cases are always available for those interested individuals who desire to purchase a copy & support our efforts. Thanks for this act of Kindness. AWF

WHEN YOU Choose to PURCHASE A BOOK OR CD FROM US YOU ARE MAKING A DONATION TO ASSIST US IN CONTINUING OUR JOURNEY IN PRESERVING GLENGARRY COUNTY & AREA HISTORY

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The following is taken from a brochure put out by the Glengarry Pioneer Museum.





The Glengarry Pioneer Museum


The Star Inn

Dunvegan, Ontario


Map>> how to get to Dunvegan




The Livery Shed

A monument to hard work


The turn of the century livery shed which
was moved to the site from Greenfield,
houses a varied selection of early
farm implements.

There are several unusual sleighs, wagons,
reapers and a stone picker all of which reflect
the difficulties of pioneer life.
The collection also includes an apparatus
used for making wooden pumps which were
found on every early farm .





The Barn and Township Hall

Evidence of ingenuity

The log barn, which came from a nearby
farm, contains more of the Museum's large
collection of tools. One of the lofts is set up
as an early textile center with a floor loom,
spinning wheels, and quilting frame.
The Museum collection includes an
important array of early everyday clothing
and textiles.

Inside the historic 1869 Roxborough
Township Hall are many early photographs
of the district and residents, including works
by Donavan. Early maps of the area, other
documents and costumes round out
the display.





The Star Inn

"Ceud mile Failte
(a traditional gaelic greeting meaning a
hundred thousand welcomes.)

The main Museum log building started life
as Mclntosh's Store, then became the
Star Inn, a coach stop during the mid 1800's.
It is furnished to reflect the period,
including the original bar-room,
believed to be the oldest bar in Eastern Ontario.

Upstairs is a magical collection of
children's toys and dolls plus an extensive
collection of books, including Gaelic bibles
and the complete works of Glengarry
native son, Ralph Connor.





An intimate look at our pioneer past



A delicate china child's tea service...the
sturdy work of- village weaver
John Dickson...fine Victorian corner
cupboard...the large stone lifter.

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum houses
these and many more treasures that
provide a unique and intimate look at
pioneer life into the 1800's

First opened in 1962 the museum complex
consists of several log and heritage buildings.
With its early artifacts, machinery
photographs, books and documents, the
Glengarry Pioneer Museum celebrates the
spirit and determination of the Highland
Scots who first settled in the area.

Marvel at pioneer ingenuity, admire the old
furniture or simply picnic in the shade of the
trees on the grounds.
The Glengarry Pioneer Museum offers
charm and serenity, a glimpse of daily life
very different from your own.



HOURS 1:00 - 5:00

Summer - July and August
Tuesday to Sunday

Spring & FALL- Victoria Day to June 30th
Labour Day to Thanksgiving
Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays or by appointment

Admission check web site
Children free

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum


P.O. Box 27, Dunvegan, Ontario, K0C 1J0
Tel: (613) 527-5230
Visit us soon!










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