Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s Opening Weekend brings new exhibits, Victorian Tea and Bagpipes!
PHOTO COURTESY GLENGARRY PIONEER MUSEUM
Allan MacDonald and Lindsey Howes, organizers of the popular Fall Festival recently accepted a generous $1000 donation from staff at the Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. Sponsorships such as this are what help keep the museum doors open and bring exciting historically themed events to the community.
The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is opening its doors for its 54th year this coming long weekend and has some interesting new exhibits for visitors to enjoy. “Cultivating the Wilds of Glengarry”, an exhibit showing primitive agricultural tools will give visitors a new appreciation for how far agriculture has come since pioneer times. On Sunday, May 22 visitors can take in the new exhibits as well as enjoy a delicious Victorian Tea in the afternoon and listen to a guest speaker who has one of the largest private collections of bagpipes anywhere. If you are looking for an educational adventure this weekend, pack a picnic, and visit your community museum on Saturday, Sunday or Monday of the long weekend from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Admission on Sunday, May 22 is $10 per person or $5 for museum members which includes the guest speaker and admission to all exhibits. For those who would like to sit down for a lovely tea and goodies, there is an additional cost of $5. On Saturday and Monday, regular fees apply, just $5 admission or FREE for museum members. There is something new at each event and more details can be found at www.glengarrypioneermuseum.ca or by calling the museum at 613-527-5230.
The museum is located in the center of Dunvegan on County Road 24 (Dunvegan Road) at the crossroad with County Road 30 (Greenfield Road).