Trinity Historical Society Museum

Trinity Historical Society Museum

Trinity Historical Society Museum
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Douglas W
vancouver canada454 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Although an old building very interesting to read about the history. Was impressed with the articles upstairs on the WW1 loss of life. Artifacts were fun to look at even remember a few !
Written July 26, 2019
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Colleen N
Boise, ID1,043 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We wanted to enjoy seeing over 2000 artifacts housed here, but the smell of cigarette smoke seems to have permeated the entire building and we couldn't tolerate it long enough to see more than the first two rooms.
Written June 12, 2019
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Val F
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is a superb museum - everything is donated and has it's roots in Trinity. Tyler was a wonderful guide and tons of knowledge!
Written June 2, 2019
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Donna R
Elliot Lake, Canada632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Step back in time to a well preserved family home and imagine life without the amenities we take for granted. Lots of artifacts and the staff tried but was unable to answer most of our questions that she really should have been prepped on before tourist season.
Otherwise an enjoyable exhibit into the life of a Trinity family.
Written November 11, 2018
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This museum is located in a 2 storey yellow clapboard salt house on the main street in Trinity nearby to St. Paul’s Anglican Church. An admission ticket is required which can be purchased at the Visitor’s Center on the hill above the parking lot by the wharf. This museum and 4 other properties are run by the Trinity Historical Society which charges $20 to see them as a combo ticket.

The layout of this saltbox house, built in the 1880’s, included living areas downstairs and a surprising number of bedrooms upstairs. All of the rooms were small. The wood staircase was narrow and dark. The floors were wood planks. Walls were painted white. There was no information board inside with an overall explanation of the displays.

Each room was filled with objects pertaining to one craft or theme such as household items, 1890’s medical supplies, an interesting poster on small pox as the local doctor had been one of the first in North America to vaccinate, a poster with Dr. Clinch’s biography, shoe maker’s equipment with samples of snowshoes, sawyers equipment, soldier’s uniform, etc. The items in each room were stacked up against the wall or hung on the wall. Labelling was attached to certain items and these descriptions were lengthy requiring more time than we had to read all of them. Thus we did a quick walk through, just peeking into the rooms.

The interior of this old house was an interesting contrast to the layouts of other historic homes to be seen with the combo ticket. It satisfied my curiosity about the interior layout of a saltbox house. The items inside were commonplace for that time period. The information about Dr. Clinch and his smallpox vaccinations were the most interesting for me as this was new information. Too bad this information was almost hidden in a narrow area by the staircase. No wonder our guidebook pointed out that Dr. Clinch was buried in the grounds of the Anglican Church. There was a historic plaque placed on these church grounds commemorating his importance.
Written September 8, 2017
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Orillia-Lynn
Orillia, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Delightful museum packed with interesting items and stories to enhance the experience. The staff were most helpful with questions as well.
Written August 21, 2017
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LDawn_RH
Calgary, Canada828 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit, and very much liked learning about the local history of Trinity. It reinforced our walk about the historical town.
Written July 30, 2017
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Doug J
Brampton, Canada267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
A fairly small collection of photographs, household items, tools, etc. from the past, largely donated by local people. Well labeled. Outside exhibits include a World War I field gun and an early fire pumper. $5.00 admission.
Written July 14, 2017
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AustraliaSpecial
Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The history of Trinity was so interesting in this little house! Every room had such different items. Everything was labelled so easy to follow what went on when.
Written June 17, 2017
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Julie H
Omemee, Canada364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
We had not intended on visiting Trinity, but we overhead a few people chatting about it at breakfast and decided to pop in. We are so glad we stopped here. The Historical Society here has restored 15 buildings and each has its own guide/historian to help you understand the building's importance. The buildings were done/redone with the historically correct information they had. We unfortunately did not get to all of the buildings, but the ones we did visit were very well done and the historians seemed passionate about the locations they were representing. This history seems recent to Europeans, but it is still important history to Canadians like myself and it should not be overlooked. Europeans have their history and we have ours - both of great importance. History just needs to be respected and not forgotten.
Written February 3, 2017
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