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Pioneer Day

Dufferin Historical Museum held their Pioneer Day on June 17th.  There were lots of activities to try including buttermaking, tin punching, cream separating, corn grinding, sewing, braiding and log sawing.  We had special guest Karen Alton who did some spinning for us in the museum, Mr. Henry Wiebe who set up his homemade model threshing unit and Mr. Ernie Enns who helped Mary McCutcheon with the cream separating.  Special thanks too to Mr.
Allen Peters who spent the day with us giving everyone the opportunity to try corn grinding and letting everyone have an up close look at his vintage car.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped get ready for the day and who spent the day with us; we could not have done it without you.




We held our annual Christmas at the museum event on December 5th. The museum was decked out in all the Christmas trimmings and we had a beautiful night for a wagon ride with above zero temperatures. Diane Gillingham read some of her own Christmas stories and The Wiebe Family did a wonderful performance of Christmas songs for us to hear. Hot apple cider, hot chocolate and fruit punch as well as a wonderful array of dainties for refreshments, the evening was enjoyed by all.

Congratulations to Margaret Neumann, winner of this year’s 50/50 draw.

The Dufferin Historical Museum held a tea on September 11th in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. The Queen surpassed her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria on September 9th. Mayor Bob Mitchell, Reeve George Gray and Member of Parliament Candace Bergen each spoke of the Queen's strengths before the tea started.

There were displays throughout the museum depicting her life and reign. Donna Cameron from Roland generously donated part of her royalty collection for the day and was there to talk to guests about the pieces. Refreshments of scones and strawberry preserves and a choice of Celebration Tea or Cream of Earl Grey were enjoyed by all.

The Dufferin Historical Museum held their Pioneer Day on June 19th. Despite the rainy weather, we had 100 people attend mostly made up of 4 local school classes. We had a cream separating demonstration given by Mary McCutcheon, rope making demonstrated by Allen Peters and Shirley Snider and a log sawing contest between the R. M. of Dufferin and the Town of Carman councillors. Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the event; to all the volunteers who helped with the event; and to those who provided cookies for refreshments.


Allen Peters demonstrating Rope Making

Butter Making

Cream Separating


RM vs Town Log Sawing Competition

RM vs Town Log Sawing Competition

Tin Punching a Picture

Using a Bit Brace


Christmas at the Museum
Saturday December 6th, 2014

Carman's Animato Choir Performs

Author Gordon Arnold reading Skippy's War



A story by Emily Wiebe - WWI: A Century of Scrutiny

WWI Commerative Tea
A resume of the event to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, held at the Dufferin Historical Museum, on Friday, July 25th, between 2 and 4 p.m.

Exhibits for display were kindly loaned by Beulah Morrison and Brenda Major, being set up by Emily Wiebe, who had also arranged her own display.  Ina Bramadat and the youngsters from Roseisle, who were in attendance, provided a delightful researched display, that they had used on an earlier occasion.  Les Allison also had items of notable interest.

The afternoon commenced with a Trumpet Fanfare tastefully played by Les Allison.  People were then welcomed to perhaps a time of reflection to a war that significantly changed the very fabric of society worldwide in many ways.  To note – out of 67 million men mobilized, nearly 38 million were either killed, wounded or missing in the conflict.

During the event there were times of poetry reading including poems such as In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, and the sequel to this, We Shall Keep the Faith by Moina Michael.  A Soldier’s Cemetery by John Streets, Before the Action by Noel Hodgson .  An explanation was given before each poem as to the circumstances surrounding how and when it was written.  A love story from the war was also read.  Recorded music associated with the war was also provided.  A fun fact sheet was also available.  Throughout the afternoon, there were plentiful supply of wonderful refreshments in the way of Iced tea, ordinary tea, cookies, fruit loaf, crackers, grapes, pickles and cheese.

People present included representatives from the Carman Legion and Boyne Lodge.  The numbers who signed the Guest Book amounted to 75, although there were some who did not sign.  Those who had relatives that served in this war were given ribbons to wear.
All in all, the event as a whole appeared to be well received, and provided an occasion to enjoy company and also to view the museum.

At the conclusion, thanks were given to those who had volunteered, provided exhibits, refreshments, or help in any way to make such a worthwhile event possible.  Les concluded with a further Trumpet Fanfare.

Submitted by
Geoff Davies



Multi-cultural Day 2014

Once again our Multi-cultural Day event was a success.
Entertainment included Portage Vesna Ukrainian Dancers, McConnell School of Irish Dance, "Curraugh" Irish Music, Ryan Price Magic, Sari Demonstration, Soloist-Emily Wiebe and the Carman Bar 8 Square Dancers. Thank you to Canadian Heritage and our local sponsors for helping to make this event possible. Thank you to all the volunteers and our membership who helped and especially thank you to everyone who attended. It was a beautiful day in the park!

Thank you to our valued sponsors, Canadian Heritage, Access Credit Union, MMJ Law Offices, Nakonechney and Power, D. F. George Accountants, Walinga, Sperling Industries, Doyle's Funeral Home, Blake Phillips Construction, Tri-Star Ag Services, Benefits RX and Janzen Pontiac. Thank you also to everyone who donated items to help make our Rainbow Auction a success.

The Dufferin Historical Museum would like to thank the Carman Area Foundation for their continued support.  This year monies received were used to purchase two new dehumidifers for the building.

The Dufferin Historical Museum appreciates how much the Carman Area Foundation has supported the museum this year and in past years.

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dufferin historical society cook bookOur cookbook has been a great success.  

We would like to thank the following for helping to sell our books:  Carman Bakery, Sears, Toews Printing, June’s Barbery, Boyne Regional Library, Kathy’s Fabrics, and Carman Co-op, Town of Carman/R.M. of Dufferin.  


We could not have done it without you.  Thanks!!!