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Day around Chatham-Kent
Buxton National Historic Site & Museum


In this part of Canada there is a huge history about the Underground railroad where slaves in the USA were helped to escape to Canada.  The various museums all have loads of  historical material that can help people find genealogical information on their families. I note that quite a few Scots were involved and I hope to bring you some stories of them at a later date.

On the way we went through North Buxton and the route does take you through some excellent fishing areas and wee ports...

There are several places you can purchase fresh fish and as you'll have noted above some more fine beaches to relax on.

And now we arrive at the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum as you can see by the sign below. Some of these pictures are quite large where I felt the extra detail was worth exploring.


Here we were given a wee talk about the Museum


As you can see the museum is packed full of items to see and facts to explore


This is a cabin of the period that has been moved to the site and will be dressed with more exhibits of the period. It might be interesting to note that this cabin was being lived in as a home up to 1998 I think they said.


Next to the center is the local church and school

I also picked up a couple of brochures which I've scanned it for you to read...

The museum staff were most helpful and informative and it really is well worth a visit.


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