Museum of Dufferin Visited

by Judi “Scoop” McWilliams

If you head north Airport Road from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), you will eventually reach Georgian Bay (Wasaga Beach and Collingwood)!

Along the way, you will pass the Museum of Dufferin.

You can’t miss it. It’s the big barn with the red roof.

If it’s open when you are passing by, you should stop and take a look!

If it’s not open, you should plan a trip back to visit and explore.

There is so much to see and do, fun and interesting for the whole family.

The museum specializes in the history and heritage of Dufferin County.

The ground floor, especially the “kids education” area.

The rest of the ground floor is dedicated to telling the stories of Dufferin County.

Throughout this area, there are lots of Dufferin County mementos.

On the perimeter walls there are large photographs of the people who helped form the “sole” of the County.

In the interior of the museum there’s a log cabin!

The inside of the cabin shows how life was in “days gone by“.

It’s interesting to see how life was back then!

Back in the “old days“, Dufferin County didn’t abide by “evil spirits” (booze).

The Whiskey Business was big (hidden) business back then.

But some in the County didn’t want it, so…

… “temperance and temptation” were words to “live by“!

Yes, plenty to see on the ground floor, but what about the second floor?

I think that the second floor sums up the history of “Cornflower Glass“.

The Museum of Dufferin’s Gallery shows just how versatile Cornflower Glassware is.

And, why it’s so collectible.

Back downstairs we take another look at all the displays.

The sign of the counter said “On this site in 1881 nothing happened” but that certainly can’t be said for now!

We would have enjoyed exploring the “Silo Exhibit“, but it was closed during our visit.

We’ll be back!