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Exterior exhibits including the Mackenzie Log Home and Log School House are now closed until the May long weekend, 2023.

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Monday 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday Closed

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Monday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday Closed

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33 Victoria Street North (in the town of Saugeen Shores)
Southampton, ON Canada N0H 2L0

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Black History Month Presentation: Erasing Erasure

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February 4, 2023 

- February 4, 2023

2:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm

Black History Month Presentation: Erasing Erasure


Join us for a special presentation with guests Aly Boltman, local historian, and Dorothy Abbott, of the Grey County Black Heritage Society and whose family escaped via the underground railroad circa 1850, as they guide us through the work that led to the recognition of more than 1,200 people buried in unmarked graves in Owen Sound’s Potter’s Field.


Many of those people were fleeing slavery in the US, arriving in Owen Sound, the northernmost terminus of the Underground Railroad.


Black settlers still faced enormous systemic racism in Canada at this time. Many were considered impoverished and required burial in Potter’s Field.


The Potter’s Field project has won five awards, including most recently an Architectural Conservancy Ontario Heritage Award.


Members FREE; General Admission Applies.


This event will be held in person within the Museum’s Bruce Power Theatre with refreshments to follow. The event will also be recorded and made available online for later viewing.


Proudly presented by Judy Rich Barrister & Solicitor 

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Polfuss Chest
Bruce County is well known for its commercial furniture manufacturers.  Operating just before the rise of the great furniture factories, were several skilled furniture
Clover Leaf Dairy Milk Caps
Most early settlers didn’t have traditional farm animals at the time of settlement, but once they became more established, herd animals such as sheep
Poster for Carrick Woollen Factory
One of the earliest industries in Bruce County were woolen mills and factories.  Mills are described as places where several processes in the making