As you plan your vacation in the County of Lennox and Addington, in the midst of the beautiful Land o' Lakes, be sure to include a visit to the Pioneer Museum in Cloyne. Operated by the Cloyne and District Historical Society, the Museum is home to over 1,000 artifacts that illustrate the history of the area, from its beginnings in the lumbering industry of the 1850's, through the ups and downs of the mining booms, to the long-held importance of tourism. Also included in the collection are clothing and household items from pioneer families, as well as books, photos, and documents that demonstrate their way of life. A growing collection of Bon Echo artifacts, including a 1920 sketch by Merrill Denison, will fascinate the many Lake Mazinaw /Bon Echo Inn fans out there.
The reconstruction of a section of the O'Donnell Road schoolhouse, dating from the 1850's, is equally fascinating. The Museum collection grows and changes almost daily, so even if you have visited before, it's well worth coming back.
For more information, please visit www.Mazinaw.on.ca/PioneerClub.