Welcome to the
Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum
Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum will open in early June 2013. We are excited to tell you about our partnership with the local Quilters' Guild. They will present a display of quilts, old and new, as well as smaller quilted articles. This exhibit will only last for the 2013 season, so be sure to drop in to see it. The toy, weather and dental office displays can still be viewed.
During the 2012 season, we employed four (4) summer students. These students operated the museum and along with some of the board members, more interviews of seniors were completed. As a result of these efforts, Volume 6 of Claybelt Chronicles was released at the New Liskeard Fall Fair in September and Volume 7 was available at the Christmas Farmers' Market in November. At the end of 2012, we had sold a total of 1,453 copies of Claybelt Chronicles with customers from across Canada and United States.
Claybelt Chronicles Volumes 1 - 7 are available in the Gift Shop at the museum,when we are open in the summer. Copies can also be obtained by leaving a message at the museum telephone 705-647-9575, or by calling 705-647-7200 or 705-647-5580 or by mail.
We also have other local histories for sale: Dymond, Harley, Hilliard and Hudson Townships, Brethour Township 80th Anniversary booklet, Milberta S.S.#1A Kerns School book and Memories from Milberta Alexander Memorial United Church, as well as other souvenir and gift items.
The Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum needs your support. Memberships are only one way you can show your support. Donations are another way. Support for our fund raisers, purchases from our Gift Shop, even sponsoring special exhibits, go a long way to help. Volunteers are needed in a number of areas.
Most of all, we'd like you to visit us at the Museum. See for yourself what is happening. Admission is free, and the history is yours. Make this the year you come to see it all for yourself.
Founded in 1974, and moved to its present location in 2000, the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum offers unique insights into the history of the region. Exhibits are changed periodically to reflect what we know of pioneer life in the area from the 1880s through the 1950s.
Open during in the summer months, admission is free as the museum operates on donations at the door, sales from the Gift Shop, and through community efforts. As a tourist visiting, the insights add a lot to your visit in the area. As a resident, it is reassuring to know that our ancestor's efforts are being recorded, preserved and made available for research.
Support our museum by visiting, volunteering, or sponsoring. Email here to volunteer, or discuss a project you might like to pursue. To become a member, go here to get the membership form ($15 individuals/ $25 family). To assist with a donation of artifacts, contact us at the museum. We issue charitable receipts for cash donations.
The exhibits at the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum reflect all aspects of life as pioneers, including commerce in the area. From farm implements to household items, toys,dental equipment and weather displays, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Tours are available and may be booked in advance during our open season in the summer months. Call us at 705-647-9575.
The history is yours.
Make this the year you come to see it all for yourself.