There is no fancy celebration planned, but staff at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum are happy to be opening on schedule this coming long weekend (May 21-23), as the historical site celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Beginning this Friday, May 21, the Pioneer Museum will be open daily throughout the summer months from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. After two years of limited, interrupted access, the 2022 season is looking completely ‘normal’ for museums staff in Dunvegan are expecting an influx of visitors, ready to get out in full force.

Several events are being planned for the summer and fall, including the Smith-In Blacksmith weekend, Stitch In Time textile day, Music Under the Stars, an art show by the Glengarry Artists’ Collective, a new Honey Fair, as well as the popular Harvest Fall Festival, and 1812 Living History weekend in September. The museum will also be going out on location to local fairs and even welcoming school class trips back to the site. There is guaranteed to be lots to do for those who want to explore the area this summer.

Those who attend over the upcoming May long weekend can explore 10 heritage buildings, including the Star Inn, built in Dunvegan in the 1840s, as well as a freshly painted one-room schoolhouse, and much more. They will see authentic artifacts over 150 years old, as well as new seasonal exhibits – one on the 60th anniversary of the museum and the second showcasing the extensive dairy industry of days long past.

In addition, the museum’s gardening group has planned a modest plant sale for Saturday, May 21. Various plants from the heritage garden and other perennial favorites were in need of dividing and voila, a plant sale was created! All proceeds from the sale will go back into the
museum gardens.

If you’ve never been to the museum in Dunvegan before, it’s located at the intersection of County Roads 24 and 30. For more details, contact Jennifer Black at 613-527-5230 or visit the Glengarry Pioneer Museum web site.