Pioneer Museum

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The Cloyne & District Historical Society

You will enjoy your visit to the cabin in the pines!

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Well used and appreciated.Many visitors come to the museum to marvel at the size of these boots!  The cash register is from the Cloyne general store.

We have tried to give you a 'mini-tour' (or 'virtual' tour if you like) of our Museum on this page. Here you will find pictures and descriptions of a few of the articles on display.

All contributions are gratefully received.

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Museum sign
Our Pioneer Museum sign.
Displayed outside the door of the museum are two buggy wheels and an oxen neck yoke.
portable saw
This is a portable swing saw, part of John Potter's saw mill.
knitting machine
This knitting machine from 1929 was capable of producing 12 pairs of socks at a time.
Donated by Albert R. Brownlee, this organ was rescued by Mr. Brownlee from the Hayburn Church just before it was torn down.  It is a lovely example of an instrument built in about 1902, complete with small shelves for lamps or candles, and was played often by the donor.
ledger desk
This is an accounts ledger from the Northbrook store of Casper Thompson.
sewing machine
A treadle sewing machine like this one was an important part of many households, as most articles of clothing were made by hand.
telephone switchboard
As recently as 1969, this telephone exchange was in use in Northbrook.
old wash tub
Doing the laundry was a much more labour-intensive job than it is today!

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