When mom and I took the Museum ” on the road” for the Honouring the Past heritage day at the Lindsay Armories in Kawartha Lakes, we were delighted to meet a lovely lady by the name of Phyllis McHale.
Phyllis is a member of the Norland Women’s Institue, and organized a visit to the museum for her group of ladies, and all arrived very enthusiastic.
The Ladies learned about cars, bicycles, steam and gas engines and mechanical music machines. Then it was on to computing scales, sewing machines, qulits and a quick “how to” on how to retrieve insulators from the top of poles!!!! They eargerly shared memories and experiences that made our artifacts relevent to them
In the beginning, the Horseless Carriage was a considered a “Man’s domain”. More recently ,the ladies and women groups are discovering the Horseless Carriage is not just for men.
Before we asked the men to bring the Women to promote the museum. Now we ask the women to bring the Men!