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Open Letter

2019 President's Report

To the Friends of the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum

The Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum is a small heritage and homesteaders museum located in New Liskeard, Ontario. We are open for the summer months from mid June to August 31 each year. The museum has no permanent staff and is operated by the Board of Directors and other volunteers, most of whom are seniors.

The museum is a not-for-profit organization with a charitable organization status (Charitable #0583526-50-19). We have virtually no funding from the municipality and have been marginally self-sufficient over the years. We hold fundraisers and depend largely on the sale of our Claybelt Chronicles and other books.

We have published nine volumes of the Claybelt Chronicles interviews with seniors of the area who have roots to the pioneers who came here between 1880 and 1940. Volume 9 is the final volume in this series. The Claybelt Tapestry series contains photos and short histories on businesses, events and other landmarks that may or may not still exist in the area. The Claybelt Tapestry series now has Volumes 1, 2 and 3. The Claybelt Memories series contains interviews or family histories that we have on file from much earlier than the Chronicles series. We have published three volumes in that series to date.

We rely on donations from the visitors, memberships, and fundraisers to operate the museum and to keep it open.

We need your support. Membership in the museum, attendance at fundraisers, the purchase of our books, and the purchase of items from the Gift Shop all go a long way to help. Donations are gratefully accepted and receipted. Come and visit us at the Museum. See for yourself how it captures and preserves the homesteading pioneer spirit of the people who knew why it was worth carving out this particular place in the northland to call home.

We look forward to seeing you.