Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | March 24, 2017

CONFEDERATION PARLOUR – opening, Cornwall Community Museum

A rococo style Victorian gentlemen’s chair, donated by Robert Scott of Brantford.

By great good fortune Robert Scott contacted the museum this winter and asked us if we would be interested in receiving a gift of a Victorian parlour set with a local history?

He said the set, which includes a sofa, two side chairs, a gentleman’s and lady’s chair, was given to Robert George Scott on the occasion of his wedding, by his brother, the Rev. Alexander Hugh Scott, of Alexandria in 1895, for his new home in Martintown.

Here is where the good fortune came in.  The set given as a wedding gift dates to the 1860s, and answered our needs to revamp the museum’s parlour.

To celebrate the donation and the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the new CONFEDERATION ERA parlour will be officially opened to the public at 2 pm, on April, 8th.  I hope you can attend.  Information:; 613 936-0280.

A sepia photograph of St. Raphael’s native John Sandfield Macdonald, founder of the Cornwall “Freeholder,” premier of the United Canadas, first premier of the new province of Ontario and MPP for Cornwall and area.

This summer the museum will be displaying Confederation era artifacts in a special exhibit.

More to come…

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