Beginning today, the South Frontenac Museum is opening its doors from 1:00pm to 4:00pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The museum, located at 5595 Highway 38, will then expand its hours on August 8th to also include Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm until September 5th, 2020.
The opening follows extensive conversations between the Museum Executive Board, Docents (volunteer guides), and the Township, resulting in new safety protocols in place. The protocols include frequent hand sanitizing, making masks mandatory for everyone, and collecting contact information to make contact tracing easier should it be required.
The museum first opened its doors at the Hartington School House in 2015 with a dedicated volunteers setting up exhibits, facilitating open hours and tours, and taking on the acquisition, cataloging and research of artifacts.
Summer 2020 exhibits include the ‘Times of War’ exhibit, extensively highlighting the 146 Battalion in WWI, and ‘Focus on South Frontenac’ which highlights the area’s historic industries including mining, lumbering, cheese factories, and the railroads. Kids will enjoy the ‘Childhood: School, Work & Play’ exhibit with its look into past rural experiences for children.
“What a terrific opportunity for people to get out and discover their own back yard,” said John McDougall, President of the South Frontenac Museum Society. “We are excited to welcome people into the Museum this summer. Our exhibits are wide-ranging; there is sure to be something to pique everyone’s interest.”
For more information, visit the South Frontenac Museum website.