Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | May 12, 2012

Hello world!

Pictured (L-R): Walter Wood, Emma Wood, a maid, and their mother Harriet Waggoner Wood .

Come to the Cornwall Community Museum in the Wood House on the St. Lawrence River and take a trip through Cornwall’s history.  Tour this 1840’s farm house, teeming with information and artifacts, and enter past eras:  the days of the Loyalists in the pre-confederation parlour; the early 1900’s in the farmhouse kitchen, the 1940’s in the bedroom, and the 1950’s in the dining room.  Visit the temporary exhibit room, where you’ll find information about past industries in Cornwall. You can also make your way down 28 wooden steps to the museum’s basement, which houses more artifacts and exhibits (currently one on the boats that went down the St. Lawrence River and stopped in the Cornwall Canal), as well as our comprehensive library and archives, containing more than 100,000 documents and 10,000 photographs.  Whether you’re investigating your family tree, inquiring into our area’s history, or searching for an appropriate architectural feature to incorporate into your period home, the library and archives provide excellent resource material, much of which is unattainable elsewhere.

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