Q&A: Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

With Jennifer Irwin, Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Manager

1. How would you describe your exhibit?

In honour of the 200th anniversary of the settlement of what is now Carleton Place, we’ve pulled out “everything Carleton Place” and put it on display!

We’re celebrating our town by looking at who lived here, what they did, and what they left behind.

2. Are there entrance fees for the exhibit?

Admission to the museum is by donation. So yes, it’s free, but we appreciate any donations!

3. Who would your exhibit interest (kids, too?)?

There’s something for everyone, honestly. EVERYONE who lives in town should visit this year. And bring your friends too!

4. Are there any fun facts about the exhibit that you’d like to share?

We’ve included lots of fun facts and “who knew?” items this year. (Who knows about the Pengor Penguin??) Visitors will be sure to learn something new about our town. You must come and met Ed the Stag and learn all about our #bringbackthestag plans! Don’t forget we have a lovely picnic garden on site, as well as the Community Labyrinth!

5. Is there anything else people should know about your exhibit?

The entire first floor of the museum is open to the public. This year, for the first time, we also have a “Museum on Wheels” that will be located on Bridge Street, at the northern end of Central Bridge. You can pop in there for a taste of what’s at the museum itself and get a brief history of Carleton Place. Our summer staff will be there each day, offering up something different each week including fun activities for the kids. Look for a schedule coming soon on our website, Facebook page and on Instagram!

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