VISIT THE MARMORA HISTORICAL FOUNDATION AT OUR NEW PREMISES ABOVE THE LIBRARY
OUR OLD HERITAGE CENTRE
OUR PAST DISPLAYS
AT THE FAIR….
WE LOVE A PARADE
CHRISTMAS AT THE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
.......AND NOW FOR A LITTLE OF OUR OWN HISTORY
AND WHEN WE'RE NOT SCANNING, FILING, CROPPING, POSTING, WRITING, and DUSTING, HERE'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO:
2017 HAMLET TOUR
2016 Top of the Mine Bus Trip
The Duck Race
Judging Apple Pies
Running the Poker Runs
OPENING OF THE MINERS’ LOOP
1996 Royal Frisk - a Rowdy Bus Trip
1997 The Baronial Bumble
A full bus load of 42 historical buff's from Marmora were taken on a tour of choice sights, planned by Andre Philpot and Cathie Jones, of the Marmora Historical Foundation. With his usual style of lighthearted commentary. Andre led the bumblers to "Film Street" in Trenton, where he explained David Manners starred in the historically famous film"Carry on Sergeant" (1927). It was Canada's first epic film produced in the Trenton studios, known as "Hollywood North." : Just as important was the link to Marmora, where Manners was known to vacation on a regular basis at the Pearce Cottage on Crowe Lake. Second stop was the "Kente Portage Road" at Carrying Place. It is one of the oldest roads in Canada: being at the junction of three canoe routes, it was an important meeting place in the 1660's of local natives and the Sulpican Order of missionaries from Europe.
By 10:30 a.m., the tour bus pulled into the Ameliasburgh Museum -- a volunteer-run working museum, featuring a running steam engine with a 20 foot fly wheel, a blacksmith hard at work, and a quilt display by the Women's Institute celebrating 100 years of accomplishments. This museum houses a delightful collection of rural Ontario's history, set out in a variety of small buildings in a park-like atmosphere.
Lunch was next at the Isaiah Tubb's Resort, over Iooking the Sandbanks. Although the Sandbanks themselves are a trip for another day, a brief geological history of the formation was offered. explaining how the troublesome sand, although now a perfect beach and tourist area., advanced over the last 100 years to bury the Evergreen Hotel and several roads.
The bus then headed to Picton, with a 20-minute shopping stop in picturesque Bloomfield. A quick stop was made at the "Lake On The Mountain" overlooking the old Glenora Mill, then a visit to the recently renovated Crystal Place at the fairgrounds. Built in 1886 as an exhi- bition barn, it is the last remaining such building in North America. Originally being one of many constructed around the British Commonwealth in the style of London's 1851 Crystal Place, it was $2,500 to build.