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Exhibits And Village

Cockburn Pointer Boat

In our Founders Hall we have a large indoor gallery of fascinating exhibits from the region's rich past.  The introductory part of the hall features exhibits about the Champlain Sea, the early First Nations of this area and the Fur Trade. Also see a replica of the astrolabe that is believed to be Samuel de Champlain's!

Stroll through a Pembroke victorian home and view a doctor's examination room.  Walk by Lemke's general store and check out a1930's era barber shop and hair salon.  View Consolidated Lumber Mill's Corliss steam engine and an original Cockburn pointer boat in our logging area.   Enjoy a display of the Ottawa River Heritage Paintings donated to the Museum in 2008 by David Rogers and family.

In the pioneer village, step inside our schoolhouse, built on-site in 1838, complete with historic desks, slates and woodstove. Take a peek inside our fully furnished log pioneer home circa 1860 and our pioneer church circa 1879.   Other outdoor exhibits include a stonelifter, blacksmith shop, bake oven, smokehouse, woodworking shop, carriage shed, train station, sawmill, and a 1923 Bickle fire engine!

Main Gallery
Main GalleryHighlights of the Champlain Trail Museum's Founders Hall Gallery include exhibits about the ancient Champlain Sea, the early First Nations of the area, the Fur Trade, a replica of Samuel de Champlain's astrolabe, a recreated Victorian Home, Pembroke's 1923 Bickle fire engine, a logging exhibit and many more local history exhibits telling the story of Pembroke and surrounding area.
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Main Gallery Exhibits
Buildings
BuildingsMain buildings in our pioneer village complex include the former S.S.#1 Lowertown Schoolhouse, the pioneer log home, the Micksburg church, stone lifter, carriage shed, blacksmith shop and saw mill.
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Pioneer Village Buildings
Is the Museum Haunted
Is the Museum HauntedIn 2009 the Canadian Haunting and Paranormal Society (CHAPS) did an investigation at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village to determine if the Museum is haunted.
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