The purpose of the Massey Area Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and exhibit these objects which will serve to illustrate the settlement and development of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers and Sagamok Anishnawbek, up to 1968, the year the museum was founded.
We recognize that understanding our local heritage is necessary to gain a better appreciation of community, province, and nation.
The Museum collects artifacts and documents that depict the area’s past in terms of the earliest native settlement, early exploration, and first white settlement, the part played by natural resources in our community (lumber, minerals, waterways), agriculture, education, religion, cultural achievement, manufacturing, trade and transportation, business and municipal political development.
The Museum provides for the preservation of such material as well as it possibly can, and for its availability to all who wish to see it.
WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO SERIES FEATURING 175 INTERESTING THINGS FOUND AT THE MUSEUM!
by Charlie Smith
Was the log jam slippery when you went on?
What did it feel like to know you were gone?
Did they pray when they found you and sing you a song
A sad chantey for a young logger
Look here, we have; peavey, cant hook and axe
Corks for your shoes – (that should lure you back),
If not, maybe gesture, we'll gather the tack
You are welcome here at our museum
Come out of the river and see what we wrought
All of the good things your money has bought
Collected up here so the youth could be taught
Tools, toys, furniture, fancies
Trade for the furs, plows for the fields
Scythes, sickles, cradles to harvest the yield
And the doctor's grim things to make sure you healed
Of course it's too late for your helping
Wander around in our pristine new halls
See all your history hung up on our walls
Isn't that better than trapped in the falls
That still bears your name on the river
Aren't you sort of attached to the things that are here
All of the knick-knacks your mother held dear
Come on in, son, you have nothing to fear
We will cherish you at the museum.