Cloyne Pioneer Museum
|Minutes south of the lake||14233 Highway 41 Cloyne||July & August 10 - 4||Cloyne Pioneer Museum|
The Pioneer Museum is located opposite the Post Office in the heart of the hamlet of Cloyne. Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
The Cloyne and District Historical Society is a not-for-profit, charitable, volunteer organization whose mandate is to preserve and record the history of the local area and to share that knowledge with the public. The society's catchment area is the Highway 41 corridor from Kaladar in the south to Denbigh and Griffith in the north, as well as Flinton to the west and Harlowe to the east. Our collections, both in artifacts and documents, reflect the history of this area beginning from settlement times in the 1850s, with emphasis on such themes as settlement and pioneer life, mining, logging, tourism and the building of the Addington Road. With its unique development across county lines, its economic challenges after the departure of the timbering businesses and its determination to remain viable, this community has much fascinating history to impart. In recent years, the addition of an Archives has meant that family histories, photos, land deeds and other paper documents are available for researchers.
Historical Society meetings are held the third Monday of each month (except July and August) in the Cloyne Hall beside the Museum at 1:00 pm. New members are always welcome.