Do You Have a Story to Tell?
The Middleville and District Museum is excited to launch a new project that will record a collection of memories of days gone by. Preserving stories from the one room schoolhouse experience is a natural venture for the Museum that saw its beginnings in the 1861 Middleville stone schoolhouse. The Museum is hoping to hear from former students who have memories of attending a rural one room schoolhouse anywhere. Recalling the experiences of having multiple grades in the same classroom with one teacher, stoking the woodstove to heat up a hot lunch, braving the cold on a trip to the outhouse or climbing a tree in the schoolyard inspires a flood of memories. The Museum is inviting the public to share their stories and join us in preserving them for future generations to enjoy. We are also eager to hear other stories of a time before the establishment of the modern conveniences we enjoy today. Harnessing up a favourite driving horse for a spin through the countryside in the buggy or cutter paints a picture of a pleasant afternoon. Community picnics at a local landmark, a day of fishing on the Floating Bridge, showing prize livestock at the local fair and a bumpy ride in a Model T all bring a smile to those who have lived through many changes in their lifetime. If you have stories to share, please contact the Museum through our e-mail, our website, social media or give us a call. We are hoping to hear from as many people as possible this summer and fall.
If you have memories to share, please contact us:
call 613-256-4997, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.middlevillemuseum.org (on our Down Memory Lane page found on our Collection page, on Facebook or Instagram
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This journal is written, researched, and maintained by the volunteers of the Middleville Museum.