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Motoring Across Generations!

Does this car look familiar? It is our 1907 Reo before Dad bought her and brought her home to the Museum. This picture was sent by Serena Edmunds, great granddaughter of George Grey Senior, the original owner who walked from Bury Quebec to Nashua New Hampshire to buy it new in 1907. The REO touring […]

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Norland Women’s Institute visits Horseless Carriage Museum

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 […]

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Kawartha’s Rarest Bicycle- The Red Bird No.1

              In my previous post, I had talked about the great importance the Red Bird had to local history. Since it’s purchase we have discovered just how extremely rare it is, and it’s fascinating place in Canada’s industrial history at the turn of the 19th century. This Red Bird was […]

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“The Way We Were” Weekly Post- 1907 REO Car

We are very proud to be ONLY the second family to own this magnificent 1907 REO model A touring car. It was originally purchased new by George Grey Senior in 1907. Mr. Grey lived in Burry Quebec, and when he had saved enough money to purchase a car, he WALKED from his home in Burry to Nashua New […]

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1895 Sawyer & Massey Steam Traction Engine-“History of a Very Useful Engine”

At the Horseless Carriage Museum, every exhibit has character, and a story. I would like to share with you the history of our 1895 Sawyer & Massey from the time she was created until she came home to us. In 1895, the Sawyer & Massey Company was manufacturing these large steam engines in Hamilton Ontario […]

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“The Way We Were” Weekly Post- Art Oxford “Laurel” Stove

As I had mentioned before, we are always looking for antique photos that illustrate the every day use of some of the exhibits you can find in the musem. Our Art Oxford “Laurel” base burner stove, made by the Gurney Foundry Ltd.  Toronto, Ont., has been a favourite with visitors and is centrally located in […]

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Horseless Carriage Museum “Gears” up for Opening in May!

It is a flurry of activity at the Horseless Carraige Museum as everything is being prepared for the opening of our 2012 season in May. As the museum “Gears Up”  or “Steams Up” if you prefer, for this season, we decided to look back at the wonderful visitors and tours we have previously welcomed. Our […]

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Horseless Carriage “The Way We Were” Feature

  We are always searching for photos that reflect how the pieces in the Horseless Carriage Musem were used in “everyday life”. We have come across some pretty spectacular ones and decided to share them in a weekly post called “The Way We Were”. This Photo is of a Gentleman posing with a Penny Farthing […]

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Horseless Carriage Museum Acquires Rare Bicycle

I had previously written about how this rare Penny Farthing found it’s way home to our Museum between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. However, now that there is video footage of Richard and Steve at the actual auction where they acquired the bike, I thought I would elaborate on the story’s details a little further! On […]

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Fenelon Falls Museum

Our Museum between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon will be celebrating many landmark birthdays this year. Our 1905 Cadillac Model F touring will be 107 years old! This beautiful car, one of the earliest known original Cadillacs, was bought new by a local Bobcaygeon doctor in 1905 from Heaslip Bros. in Toronto. Learn more about it’s fascinating story […]

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