Madonna House Pioneer Museum

“Museums are roads or paths that establish connections so that man, from his early youth, knows that he does not stand alone.” Catherine Doherty.

Catherine Doherty, foundress of the Madonna House Lay Apostolate, opened the Madonna House Pioneer Museum in 1967 after seeing a need to collect and preserve items that were vital to the lives of local pioneers. The displays of old tools, cobbler and farm implements, kitchenware and the hundreds of authentic artifacts from pioneer homes and farms, speak with pride of our ancestors’ way of life. Built from hundred-year-old hand-hewn logs by experts in the Madawaska Valley, even the building itself is a colourful illustration of our rich pioneer heritage. Every item is the gift of a generous benefactor interested in preserving the history of the area.

Admission: Free
Season: Victoria Day to Labour Day
May long weekend to July: Thurs, Fri, Sat. 10am - 5pm
July long weekend to Labour day: Tues. to Sat. 10am - 5pm
Labour day weekend: Heritage Festival Saturday & Sunday 1-4PM

2887 Dafoe Road
Combermere ON
K0J 1L0
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(613) 756-3713