Cloyne Pioneer Museum
A great place to learn about this area
Their collections, both in artifacts and documents, reflect the history of this area beginning from settlement times in the 1850s, with emphasis on such themes as settlement and pioneer life, mining, logging, tourism and the building of the Addington Road. With its unique development across county lines, its economic challenges after the departure of the timbering businesses and its determination to remain viable, this community has much fascinating history to impart. In recent years, the addition of an Archives has meant that there is a place to store family histories, photos, land deeds and other paper documents.
- The Archives are a great starting point for researchers
- You can purchase books and DVD’s about the history of the area on site
- Tons of local history, all displayed and showcased well
- Their Flickr site is a depository for historical documents, photos and videos numbering in the 100’s of items
See 1,000 artifacts, including books, clothing, photos and documents.
Discover the secrets of Bon Echo
If you love Bon Echo Park and Mazinaw Rock you’ll enjoy the growing collection of Bon Echo artifacts, including a 1920 sketch by Merrill Denison. Other exhibits include a reconstruction of a section of the 1850s-era O’Donnell Road schoolhouse. The Pioneer Museum in Cloyne is operated by the Cloyne and District Historical Society.
- The museum was established in 1983
- See the one-room school house inside the museum
- Open from mid-June through Labour Day
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