Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | March 28, 2017

Unveiling of the Confederation Parlour. Wax Fruit display, 1852.

This wax fruit display made by Sarah Wood Cameron in 1852, forms part of the Confederation Era Parlour that will be unveiled to the Public at 2 pm, on Saturday April 8th at the Cornwall Community Museum.

Tradition relates that Sarah made this display at age 8, (probably) with help.  She was William Wood Senior’s grand daughter.  The display was donated to the Wood House museum in 1958 by Mrs. Hilda Cameron of Lancaster.

This welcome flag was found in Williamstown and was purchased in 2005 from money to donated to the Historical Society by its members.

The flag possibly dates from the early 20th century and may have been used to welcome volunteers home from the Boer War.  Then again this may be wishful speculation!

On Saturday April 8th at 1:30, the Canadian Maple Leaf will be raised to mark the official opening of the Cornwall Community Museum for the season.  Everyone is welcome.

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