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A general store of the 1890s showcases wares Victorians bought, Simcoe County Museum. Minesing, Ontario Open in full size

A general store of the 1890s showcases wares Victorians bought, Simcoe County Museum. Minesing, Ontario

Picture, 1979, English

A general store of the 1890s showcases wares Victorians bought, Simcoe County Museum. Minesing, Ontario

Picture, 1979, English

Caption:

Caption 1: A general store of the 1890s shows wares Victorians bought. Caption 2: If you are heading north for ski country and want a break from driving you will find an hour or so spent at the Simcoe County Museum near Barrie an interesting diversion. It is much larger than most Ontario museums outside the main cities and it stays open seven days a week, year-round. Drive north on Highway 400 and continue on Highway 26 and 27 for about 7 kilometres and then turn left on Highway 26. Just after you pass the Simcoe County Administration building you will see the entrance to the museum on your left partly hidden by trees. Some of the displays are devoted to archaeology and showcases contain hundreds of artifacts obtained from more than a dozen sites excavated in Simcoe County, which has been inhabited by man since about 9000 B.C.

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Medium

Black and white photograph

Extent

25.3 cm X 20.3 cm

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-1-GO-461b-barrie047