May 16, 2022
This year is the 60th anniversary of the start of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum. There is no fancy celebration planned, but the museum is happy to be opening on schedule this coming long weekend – May 21-23rd from 10am until 4pm daily. After two years of limited, interrupted access, the 2022 season is looking completely ‘normal’ for museums such as the one in Dunvegan and anticipates an influx of visitors ready to get out in full force.
Several events are being planned for the summer and fall, such as the Smith-In Blacksmith weekend, Stitch In Time textile day, Music Under the Stars, an art show by the Glengarry Artists’ Collective, a new Honey Fair, and the popular Harvest Fall Festival and 1812 Living History weekend in September. The museum will also be going out on location to local fairs and even welcoming school class trips back to the site. There is guaranteed to be lots to do for those who want to explore the area this summer.
For those who are interested in attending this weekend, they can explore 10 heritage buildings, including the Star Inn built in Dunvegan in the 1840s, as well as a freshly painted one-room schoolhouse, and so much more. They will see authentic artifacts over 150 years old, as well as new seasonal exhibits – one on the 60th anniversary of the museum and the second showcasing the extensive dairy industry of days long past.
In addition, the museum’s gardening group has planned a modest plant sale for Saturday, May 21. Various plants from the heritage garden and other perennial favorites were in need of dividing and voila, a plant sale was created! All proceeds from the sale will go back into the museum gardens.
Come to the museum this weekend to buy some plants and explore the culture and heritage of this area!
If you’ve never been to the museum in Dunvegan before, it’s located at the intersection of County Roads 24 and 30. For more details, contact Jennifer Black at 613-527-5230 or visit our web site: GlengarryPioneerMuseum.ca.