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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The museum is CLOSED from October until Victoria Day weekend.
Email all inquiries to: [email protected] or call 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
CHECK OUT OUR 2015 EVENT SEASON
WAR OF 1812 RE-ENACTMENT
We are STILL ACCEPTING RE-ENACTOR REGISTRATIONS - Education Day is September 25, 2015 for area Schools. The Museum will be closed to the public. For any questions or concerns please e-mail Jim [email protected]
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: The Maxville & District Lion's Club is hosting a Community-wide Breakfast from 7-10am at the DRA Hall on Saturday September 26,2015 with proceeds going to the Event.
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