“bringing our story back to life…”
The Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre
OPENING FOR OUR 4TH SEASON – MAY 16, 2015
A SNEEK PEAK AT 2015 – INDUSTRY & COMMERCE
Water plays an extremely large part in the development of Ontario, with its many lakes, rivers and streams. The early history of Cobourg is no exception. While many of the early settlers arrived by following the first trails and roads, the great influx arrived by boat. Industry soon began to flourish, driven by the rivers and streams. For our Industry & Commerce exhibits, volunteer Rob Hunter has put together a working model of a water wheel such as was used in the grist mills which dotted the countryside.
MODEL ORE CAR UNVEILED
On our closing weekend a 1/4 size model of the "made-in-Cobourg" Crossen ore car was unveiled by its creator, George Parker, and Murray King, who had turned the wheels. Red oak cubes replaced iron ore as the workings of the car were demonstrated to an appreciative audience. Beside being an exhibit in its own right, the model is serving as a template for a full size recreation. (more….)
Most of the Exhibits from 2014 – "Our Military Story" – are now uploaded and can be viewed along with those of 2012 & 2013 by clicking here.
The Cobourg Museum Foundation is a registered charitable organization that operates for the benefit of the public. It is supported first of all by its faithful volunteers and membership. Private donations, and the support of the Town of Cobourg and other agencies including our Provincial and Federal Governments are vital to its continued development.