The homesteaders availed themselves of the inexpensive land offered through the HOMESTEAD contract. On arrival, they found no conveniences of any kind. Starting with nothing, they forged a community, a society, and a prosperous agricultural industry.
The Homestead Antique Museum bears witness to their ingenuity and perserverance by displaying their wares, furniture, artistic instruments, and work implements; all presented in ambiance settings.
Since 1965, the museum has offered a nostalgic adventure for the more mature folks, while the younger set can enjoy a scavenger hunt available in both French and English. School tours receive a short interpretive program followed by a scavenger hunt.
The museum has a small gift shop and the Murray House, an Eaton's Catalogue House next to the museum offers a tea room during July and August.
With ample parking right at the door and all on one ground floor, it is easy to visit for people with wheelchairs and strollers. The grounds are also open for picnics, making it a truly warm and welcoming environment.
Permanent Collections and Exhibitions
- Farm implements
- Household furnishings
- Household accessories
- Musical instruments
- Interpretive Program Tour
- School Groups
- Scavenger Hunt