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Step Into The Past

Opened in 1962, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum consists of several nineteenth century log heritage buildings and artifacts. The museum's original structure started life as MacIntosh's Store in the 1840s. It then became the Star Inn, a stagecoach stop in the 1860s. It is this period that the inn is furnished to reflect...including the original barroom, believed to be one of the oldest in Eastern Ontario.

Dunvegan intersection, looking North, ca. 1900  
>Dunvegan intersection looking north, ca. 1900  
Step off the beaten path, between Ottawa and Montreal, and discover the magic of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum for yourself.
Like so many others, you'll wish you had come across this little treasure long ago.

2015 Upcoming Events


Glengarry Wood Fair & Wood Auction

August 22, 2015  10 am- 5 pm

Wood has been a huge ingredient in the lives of Pioneers and the shaping of this country. The Glengarry Wood Fair will showcase all aspects of forestry and the crafting of wood products then and now. Discuss planting a woodlot with forestry professionals, or watch demonstrations of all the wood arts from turner and carver to timber framer or the chainsaw carver. Travel back in time and view the Glengarry Pioneer Museum's collection of antique wood handling and crafting tools. Also, don't miss the highlight of the Fair, the Glengarry Wood Auction.

Organized in partnership with the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Certified Forest Owners Inc., Boises Est and the Glengarry Pioneer Museum.



Harvest Fall Festival des récoltes

September 13, 2015 11 am - 4 pm/le 13 septembre, 2015 11 h à 16 h

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to this Festival at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in the village of Dunvegan. This rural community comes together to help put on an amazing day of pioneer harvest demonstrations, a horse-drawn carriage parade, live music, pioneer craft demonstrators and a harvest tent filled with preserves, local produce, baking and heritage plants. There is something for all ages, from the children’s games and petting zoo, to taking in a threshing demonstration and walk through the 1860s Star Inn and other historic buildings. There is something different every year!




War of 1812 Re-enactment Weekend

September 26 & 27, 2015

Saturday 10:00 - 5:00, Sunday 10:00 - 3:00

Experience 19th century military life...right up close and personal. The Glengarry Light Infantry and other Living History reenacting groups such as the 1812 Civilians and Native Allies are setting up camp at the Museum. Let your children don uniforms and take part in muster rolls. Learn how they lived, watch musket demos, and step back in time! Different activities will be scheduled for each day. Food and refreshments will be on site.

Cavalry Demonstrations - 11:00 am Sat. & Sun.

1812 'Fashion Show' - 1:00 pm Sat. & Sun.

Battles - 3:00 pm Sat. & 2:00 pm Sun.


Christmas Truce: An evening of Remembrance and Music

Friday December 11, 2015. 7:00pm; Dunvegan Recreation Association Hall

 This evening will feature a talk on the now imfamous Christmas Truce of WWI. Local historian, Rosemary O'Flaherty, will take you back and set the scene of WWI and what lead to the Christmas truce of 1914 and 1915. The evening will also feature music and refreshments.


See the 2015 Event List for a full list of Events.


The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Monday.

Email all inquiries to: info@glengarrypioneermuseum.ca or 613-527-5230


I had a very nice visit of the Pioneer Museum. Greeted with a smile by Marissa who was very knowledgeable and generous with her time. She even caught up with me during my exploration, and offered helpful information on the history of the area. Each building and artifact on display are well presented and give you a real sense of what it was like living in this era. And the setting in the heart of Dunvegan is picture perfect... wish I had had more time to linger!

I will definitely return with a picnic and friends next time, and I will definitely let others know of this surprising little gem of a museum.


René Babin, Montreal

July 31st, 2015



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