After several months of planning and preparing some new exhibits, The Middlevillle & District Museum re-opens for another season on Sunday, May 21. The Museum’s ever growing collection of artifacts, print material and memorabilia now features recent donations from as close to home as Watson’s Corners and as far away as Alberta.
The 2017 Museum season will open with local Family Historian, David Murdoch, who will be on hand to show visitors how to take the mystery out of unravelling their family history and roots in an afternoon presentation called “Murdoch Mysteries”. Starting at 1:30 p.m, David will talk about how to go from one small piece of family information, like a cherished photo, and develop that into a complete Family History.
The genealogy theme continues with a new donation of family history and community notes from Eileen McNicol that pictures the life and times of the McNicol family and the history of Watson’s Corners.
Other recent donations also include a corner stone from the McNicol Family fireplace dating back to 1830 and a unique family chest of drawers from the Tennant family. This family heirloom, including some additional historical photos, was shipped from Alberta back to its original Middleville origins.
This year also has a new exhibit which re-creates the Middleville Library and features books from the original Middleton Library of 1840s.
The day’s events also include local author, Claudia Smith who will be on hand signing copies of her latest book, Snowdrifts and Sleigh Bells, which is a warm collection of stories about Middleville and area winters.
Join the Middleville Staff for a nostalgic and educational afternoon. Doors open from 11 a.m. until 3 pm and refreshments will be served.