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 2 & 3
ABOLITIONIST'S HOUSE AND GREAT LAKES
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 4 - 9
PIONEER HOME & BARN
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 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 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 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.