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Horseless Carriage Museum Participates in Guinness World Record!

On August 15, 2015, Richard, Steve And Josh Wilson headed to St. Albert ON (on the Quebec border) to participate in a World Record Breaking Threshing Bee held at the St.  Albert Curd Festival. Francois Latour  and other organizers promoted the event heavily in hopes of inviting enough threshing machines and teams to beat the previous record […]

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Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines

I just love this early advertisement for Wheeler & Wilson treadle sewing machine Model 8 manufactured in the early 1870’s.   Imagine the excitement when it was ordered for a household and the time it would save women of the time! Most were bought on credit, or through partial trade, taking several years to repay. […]

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Gearing up for 2015

We are all looking forward to the end of this long cold winter, so we are turning our thoughts to May and the start of a new season at Horseless Carriage Museum! The new ads are up and running on the local cable station, and calls are already coming in for tours! Come on spring! […]

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Working on “Bing” Toy Steam Engine

The boys have fun helping Poppa restore the German Made “Bing” toy steam engines, circa 1905-1910.   A short video that shows the engine running!  

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“Honouring the Past” in Kawartha Lakes

Horseless Carriage Museum gathered together with other community groups this past Saturday, July 20, at Honouring The Past. It was a great day to bring awareness about local history to the friendly and curious folks of the Kawartha Lakes region. Some wonderful memories were shared, new friends made, and fascinating stories discovered!! Now the fun […]

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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 Cycling Club Visits Horseless Carriage!

On May 23, 2013, we were honoured to welcome the Kawartha Cycling Club as they toured the museum. The group of 17 cyclists, organized by Arthur Hornibrook, cycled to the museum despite the threatening weather. The group made good time arriving only 5 minutes later than scheduled for the Red Rock Loop. The exception 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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