Thursday, May 24, 2012

Welcome to the Cornwall Community Museum. We have a new website! Click here:
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Thanks for visiting. We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Girl Guides Celebrate 100 years in Canada

On Saturday, May 29, 2010 the Girl Guides of the Cornwall area celebrated the 100th anniversary of Guiding in Canada. The Cornwall Community Musuem was please to host the event in which a time capsul was opened an another one closed. The new capsul will be opened in 25 yeras from now.

25 years ago on the 75th anniversary of Guiding in Canada, a time capsul was placed in the Museum to be opened on the 100th anniversary of Guiding.

One by one, the girls came up and each took out an object or paper that was placed in the capsul 25 years ago. There were many different letters and cards dating back 25 years when the Girl Guides celebrated their 75th anniversary.

The photo on the right is of the flag that was designed for the 75th anniversary of Guiding in 1985 and placed in the capsul.

The Museum also set up a small display showcasing Girl Guide memorabilia, like old uniforms, badges, hats and belts. Later, once the capsul was empty, we set up the old pictures and documents as well, in order to give everyone a chance to examine the contents of the time capsul.

In the end it was a great event and we thank the Girl Guides for including us in the centennial celebration. We hope to help them out again in another 25 years when the new capsul will need to be opened and we will all take a look back to 2010.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Come and see for yourself...

The Cornwall Community Museum in The Wood House allows visitors to step back in time and examine the past of Cornwall and area. The Museum is divided so that each room reflects a different time period: from the early 1800s to the 1950s. As an example, the kitchen reflects the 1900s and showcases several kitchen "gadgets" of times gone by; the 1950s dinning room steps back to a time of prosperity in Cornwall when the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway system was underway; the Industry room of the 1930s shows the thousands of people who worked in textile and paper manufacturing.

As for the basement of the Museum, it is a new addition from the year 2000 that allows for the storage and preservation of the archival collection. With over 100,000 documents and photographs as well as genealogical records we can certainly help you with your research needs. Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm are set asside for research purposes.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Getting set up

We are trying to get this page set up as quickly as possible and we appreciate your patience. Please keep checking back often for our new hours and our upcoming events.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Welcome to the Cornwall Community Museum!

Welcome to our new adventure on the web! We hope you will come along for the ride.

We will update this space with upcoming events for both the Cornwall Community Museum and for the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Historical Society. Watch for guest speakers, special events and our new summer hours.