School House Museum gets a boost

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The School House Museum, operated by the Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay Historical Society, had a remarkable weekend recently.

On the Friday afternoon, Corey Squires, left, was on hand to present the museum with a $5,000 donation on behalf of Ontario Power Generation, with the money going towards the extensive upgrades the society’s volunteers have made to the church at the museum.

A number of other businesses have also supported the upgrades, including John Stewart Forest Products, James J. Hickey Real Estate, Walker’s Van and Storage and Pat Stewart Trucking.

Also in the photo are Historical Society members Dianne Lemire, Mark Breckon, John Wright, Linda Wright and Dawn Jeffries.

Then, on the Sunday afternoon, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place to mark the church’s re-opening. Don Wright, Nancy Haller, Linda Wright, Mark Breckon and Dawn Jeffries gathered at the entranceway of the church to cut the gold ribbon (below).

The museum is open each week Thursday to Monday from 10 am to 4 pm, located on Highway 17 west of Deep River at Meilleur’s Bay. Drop by to have a look at the church upgrades.

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