First Nations Room
This display contains numerous artifacts that portray the
original Ojibwa culture of the Massey Area, including a copy of the
Robinson Treaty of 1850. There are many samples of both traditional
and contemporary native craft and artwork. Also featured is a model
of old Fort LaCloche; built by the Northwest Company around 1790, it
was the principal fur trading post in the lake Huron district for
almost 100 years.
This area is devoted to rotating displays
ranging from Music to Sports to World War II and much, much more.
The gallery also houses a historical and genealogical research
centre for those interested in exploring more about the past history
of the Massey Area and their own families.
Featured are pictures and models of bush
operations and logging crews in the early 1900's, including skidway,
bunkhouse and sorting jack. On display are many of the tools used
during the logging boom when Massey was home to seven lumber
Besides lumber and logging, the Massey area
has a rich history as a farming community. On display are many of
the unique tools and equipment used in the early 19th century by the
area's first farming families, ranging from butter churns to grain
fanners and horse drawn sleighs.
Massey's First Fire Engine is housed in
this area of the Museum. Built on a horse drawn wagon, the fire
engine was used in 1911.
This room contains a large display of
rocks, fossils and minerals found in the Massey Area and around the
world. One of the highlights is the history of the Massey Copper
Mine. There is also a display of fluorescent rocks.
The original cash register from the
Sadowski General Store, which operated from 1885 to 1951, is
featured in this area. The display includes an antique telephone,
eyeglasses, coal oil lamps, tonic bottles, spittoons, and many more
other items; which would have been found in such a store in the
Upstairs you will find Model Rooms
A pioneer school room, kitchen, bedroom, chapel and photography
Throughout the Museum you will see displays
of photographs depicting the life and times of Massey and Area
residents from years gone by. The Museum is housed in the Original
Otto Bretzlaff General Store.
Many of the Museum's artifacts have been
donated by Massey area residents and families.