The Horrors of Old-Fashioned Medicine    October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019   Not for the faint of heart! Just until Halloween, this temporary exhibit will feature our collection of antiquated instruments used by medical doctors, revealing the practices of the past. Inspired by such items from our collection as the “tonsil guillotine”, “ovary crusher”, and “embryo destroyer”, this exhibit also features many of the medicines prescribed long ago. A spine-chilling exhibit such as this is perfect for Halloween.

The Horrors of Old-Fashioned Medicine

October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Not for the faint of heart! Just until Halloween, this temporary exhibit will feature our collection of antiquated instruments used by medical doctors, revealing the practices of the past. Inspired by such items from our collection as the “tonsil guillotine”, “ovary crusher”, and “embryo destroyer”, this exhibit also features many of the medicines prescribed long ago. A spine-chilling exhibit such as this is perfect for Halloween.

Industry of Lindsay  Glimpse the evolution of industry and business in Lindsay. Buildings now hosting local businesses once housed factories. Local supplies and manufacturing were once necessary but as the town grew our marketplace became global due to highway infrastructures and transportation improvements. Eventually the railway, so vitally important for moving goods to and from the town, was no longer needed.  Now featuring Lindsay Distilleries Ltd. (October 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020).

Industry of Lindsay

Glimpse the evolution of industry and business in Lindsay. Buildings now hosting local businesses once housed factories. Local supplies and manufacturing were once necessary but as the town grew our marketplace became global due to highway infrastructures and transportation improvements. Eventually the railway, so vitally important for moving goods to and from the town, was no longer needed.

Now featuring Lindsay Distilleries Ltd. (October 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020).

W. A Goodwin: Painting Our Community  Discover the life and art of local painter and freethinker, William Alfred Goodwin (1840-1940), who left a unique record of recreational land use in Kawartha Lakes through the media of pencil, oil, pastel, and watercolour.

W. A Goodwin: Painting Our Community

Discover the life and art of local painter and freethinker, William Alfred Goodwin (1840-1940), who left a unique record of recreational land use in Kawartha Lakes through the media of pencil, oil, pastel, and watercolour.

Lest We Forget  Meet the women and men from our community who kept the home fires burning, cared for the wounded and dying, and made the supreme sacrifice in conflict to ensure a more peaceful and just society.

Lest We Forget

Meet the women and men from our community who kept the home fires burning, cared for the wounded and dying, and made the supreme sacrifice in conflict to ensure a more peaceful and just society.

One Man’s History in Wood: The John McCrea Collection  John McCrea (1865-1957) drew from his boyhood memories of hometown Omemee to faithfully recreate tiny wooden models of buildings and the homesteading implements of everyday farm life.

One Man’s History in Wood: The John McCrea Collection

John McCrea (1865-1957) drew from his boyhood memories of hometown Omemee to faithfully recreate tiny wooden models of buildings and the homesteading implements of everyday farm life.

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The Victoria County Gaol  This exhibit highlights the history of the Victoria County Gaol from its construction in 1863 to its closure in 2003. Discover the daily lives of the inmates and gaolers who once resided within these stone walls.

The Victoria County Gaol

This exhibit highlights the history of the Victoria County Gaol from its construction in 1863 to its closure in 2003. Discover the daily lives of the inmates and gaolers who once resided within these stone walls.

Make or Make Do  The women with their needles, sewing or knitting, clothed their families, kept them warm, repaired worn holes and torn seams, and let down hems again as their children grew. They adorned their walls and furnishings while also forming deep bonds of family connection and community as they passed these necessary skills from one generation to another. Nothing was wasted.

Make or Make Do

The women with their needles, sewing or knitting, clothed their families, kept them warm, repaired worn holes and torn seams, and let down hems again as their children grew. They adorned their walls and furnishings while also forming deep bonds of family connection and community as they passed these necessary skills from one generation to another. Nothing was wasted.

Kawartha Hand Spinners and Weavers   Every garment made from cloth or knits, starts with a twist. From the animal to the sweater, every part of the process can be done by hand using a spinning wheel and a set of knitting needles. The Kawartha Hand Weavers and Spinners meet twice monthly at the Museum – the first two Thursdays at 10am – to share these skills

Kawartha Hand Spinners and Weavers

Every garment made from cloth or knits, starts with a twist. From the animal to the sweater, every part of the process can be done by hand using a spinning wheel and a set of knitting needles. The Kawartha Hand Weavers and Spinners meet twice monthly at the Museum – the first two Thursdays at 10am – to share these skills