Old Mill Heritage Museum’s History Day coming in August

The military display at the Old Mill Heritage Centre includes an impressive collection of army uniforms.

by Sharon Jackson

KAGAWONG—Curator Rick Nelson and the (volunteer) Heritage Museum Board members have created new exhibits to complement the lovely display of wedding dresses, early pioneer times (Carter and Gordon families), military (including our local heroes) sawmills, schools and Berry family boats.

Parks Canada has provided photos of the Franklin Expedition and Refloating of the Western Star which will be featured during History Day on Thursday, August 11 at a 3:30 pm matinee and evening presentation at 7:30 pm.

Members of the Board flipped burgers and sausages at Summer Fest held recently. Long lines and happy faces were an indication of another successful fundraising barbecue.

The next Mudge Bay Mystery Boat Tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 20. For details contact the Museum at 705-282-1442 or email oldmillheritage@billingstwp.ca

And the work of the Museum volunteers doesn’t stop when the summer visitors leave. The Cenotaph Board along with the Museum Board is host to the annual Remembrance Day service on Friday, November 11. An impressive military exhibit will be on display from November 7 to 11.

Cedar shakes need to be replaced on the entire roof of the Post Office Museum. Thanks to previous donations received, the Museum Board has funds to contribute to the Township. The Museum Board will also apply for a grant for a portion of the cost.

Wrapping up the year, during Christmas in Kagawong, the Museum will open its doors for the final day of the season, Saturday, November 19.

Since opening on the Victoria Day weekend, over 1,000 people have visited the Old Mill Heritage Museum (as of Thursday, July 14).

Volunteers are always welcome to help with Museum special events and projects. If interested call the Museum.