Needlework in schools…….a museum display….those were the days.

Recently, I had the good fortune to visit a rather remote Pioneer museum in the small village of Ameliasburg, ON. located on the grounds of Roblin Lake, near Picton, ON. Blink once, and you may miss the town.

The Museum was a delight. Here are a few textile photos from the school house.

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The students embroidery class projects.

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Handwriting and printing lessons.

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Chores were not forgotten. Among them, fetching water.

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The Church is filled with historical exhibits including pharmaceuticals from the turn of the century.

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And then there was laundry to be done.

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2 responses

  1. Thank you so much for featuring our museums on your blog! It is always fantastic to hear visitors enjoyed our displays.
    There are actually two museums on site at 517 County Rd 19 – Quinte Educational Museum & Archives’s Victoria Schoolhouse (www.qema1978.com ; https://www.facebook.com/qema1978). And The Ameliasburgh Historical Museum (http://www.pecounty.on.ca/museums/). The schoolhouse teaches embroidery and day camps throughout the summer and the historical museum offers some great weekend events that include pioneer cooking!

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  2. I found your post quite interesting. Thank you for sharing and especially adding the pictures. My husband’s family and my own children have gone to Roblin Lake Camp many a times when it was owned by the SalvationArmy. Too bad they stopped going there. Many a good memory from there and we were to that camp 43 yrs ago when we got married and also went to the museum at some point…probaby about 20+ yrs ago. I had forgot all about it until your post.-tryingtobecreative@yahoo.ca

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