Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 1, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Tin sign for Gumbolini’s crab shack and oyster bar, Cornwall.


Tin sign for Gumbolini’s, Cornwall’s first oyster bar, 1996.  The restaurant was at the back of 33 1st St. E., and one house Backstreets and the Aardvark, not to mention Pedros and the Historic Carleton House.

All of the businesses in this building that dates to the mid 1820s closed and an auction was held, at which the museum purchased the sign for all of $2 plus GST.

This is just one example of the Cornwall restaurant history in the collection and archives of the Cornwall Community Museum.

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