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EXHIBITS

BUILDING 1

AFRICAN BEGINNINGS

 

Begin your journey where it all began...Africa!  Move to the rhythmic sounds as you enter the village where the artisans display their talents and the warriors hold their weapons, walk past the kings and queens and experience the market place.

BUILDINGS 5 - 9

PIONEER HOME & BARN
AND TRADES

Early settlers' home shows the basic home life as families began claiming land. Various tools, machines and trades were needed for building, farming and other necessities.

BUILDINGS 14 - 18

BUSINESSES & BLACKSMITH

Black entrepreneurs opened up their own businesses, catering to the needs of the black community.  Many became professionals; others opened schools for apprenticeships.

BUILDINGS 2 - 4

ABOLITIONIST'S HOUSE, GREAT LAKES & RAILROADS

Freedom Seekers were often helped by Abolitionists to safe havens via land or water routes. ​Water was a lifeline for economic reasons as well as for linking communities. Working on the Great Lakes ships allowed Black sailors and cooks extended connections and family relationships in various waterway ports.

BUILDINGS 10 - 13

LIFE AND TIMES

​Experience home lifestyles complete with kitchen utensils, bedroom furniture, dining and parlour settings including the Davenport House.  Time for reflection in the church and pioneer cemetery. 

BUILDINGS 19 - 20

SCHOOL HOUSE & 

THE DOLL HOUSE & BLACK MEMORABILIA

Touch the desks from one of  the last segregated Canadian school in Colchester, Ontario, in 1961. Be amazed by the collection of dolls, postcards  and memorabilia.  Utterly amazing! and so much more.

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