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The Old Mill Heritage Centre is now open for the season featuring the Lester B. Pearson Exhibit.  The National Archives in Ottawa is loaning the museum personal items that belonged to the former Prime Minister who served as our local member of Parliament from 1948-1968.  A special part of the exhibit will celebrate the life of Mayor Austin Hunt, who served as Mr. Pearson’s campaign manager.  In addition, information will be available about Senator Thomas Farquhar, who gave up his seat in 1948 so Mr. Pearson could run in it.  This multi-media exhibit will run until Thanksgiving.

Also this year the museum will display a wonderful exhibit of quilts, made by members of our community.

Learn about the most famous abandoned yachting and fishing resort just off the northern shores of Kagawong.  Harbour Island once boasted the likes of John Wayne, Marylyn Munroe and Marlon Brando as visitors.  The resort is now deserted but the museum preserves its legacy. 

Arguably the most famous story on Manitoulin Island is that of the Daniel Dodge Tragedy.  In August 1938, the heir to the Dodge Motor Company fortune blew himself up in a dynamite explosion, then fell out of a boat and drowned while being taken to the hospital.  This happened while he was on his honeymoon.  This accident began just outside of Kagawong at a place the locals call the “Dodge Lodge”.  The Old Mill Heritage Centre is the epicentre for telling this story.   

These are just a few of the highlights when you visit our museum. We look forward to seeing you here to enjoy all the wonders the Old Mill heritage Center has to offer. 

 

 

 

 

 

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