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Talking About Treaty 29


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St. Marys Museum and Archives

177 Church Street S., St. Marys, ON

St. Marys, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


Beginning on September 25, the St. Marys Museum will host an exhibit titled Talking About Treaty 29. The exhibit will examine the creation of Treaty 29, also known as the Huron Tract Purchase of 1827. It will also explore the history of treaties and how the ongoing rights and responsibilities impact the area now known as St. Marys.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during the Museum’s regular hours.


St. Marys Museum and Archives

The community museum for the Town of St. Marys is located in a lovely heritage home sitting on a hilltop in Cadzow Park at 177 Church Street South. It was constructed from locally quarried limestone in 1854. When George Tracy, an early settler to St. Marys, built it for his family, it was by far the largest home in the small village of log shanties. Almost immediately, it was nicknamed the Castle in the Bush. It has been the location of the St. Marys Museum since 1959.

Visitors interested in 19th-century construction are welcome to visit at any time throughout the year. They will see exhibits and materials on local history and can also explore the interior of the house itself. Although it has not been restored to any fixed historic period, it contains a great number of original features from 1854: pine flooring, four fireplaces, plaster crown moldings, high ceilings and strange sets of small rooms off larger chambers.

The St. Marys Museum promotes understanding and enjoyment of local heritage through archives, collections, exhibits, programming and events.

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