Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | March 31, 2017

Artifact of the Week – Bezique – the card game.

Anyone up for a rousing game of Bezique?

You might have been in 1860.

Developed in France, this game for two people, became popular in the 1860s.  This set on display at the Cornwall Community Museum and forms part of the Confederation Parlour that will be unveiled at 2 pm on Saturday April 8th.  Everyone is welcome in helping the SD & G Historical Society start its celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.  This set was made by Willis & Co., London, England.

It was donated to the museum in 1971 by Mrs. P. Ross-Ross of Lancaster.

Former, long-time curator Alda MacKinnon in front of the United Counties Museum aka the Cornwall Community Museum in 1967.

Traditionally the museum starts the season with a flag raising, on April 8th at 1:30 we will raise the Maple Leaf to mark our 2017 season start.

Photograph by Ken Gosling, Cornwall.

It is interesting to note how times have changed.  The museum is at its original 2nd St. West location and the British Union Jack is on the flag pole.  Fifty years later the museum has been relocated to Lamoureux Park and we fly the Maple Leaf.

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