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  • I must comment that the Museum wasn’t quite so interesting this second time, especially since we were going through the same tour again and could not pick up the pace exactly
  • That said, the first time was enchanting and I would recommend it, both to tourists of Pembroke and those who have passed it for most of their lives

    • by selphiealmasy8
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      A few years back, during the summer holidays, my mother made the suggestion that we visit the Champlain Trail Museum. We had just moved up to Pembroke, the city where the Museum is and were living with our Grandfather, but oddly enough had never ever visited the Museum before. I don’t know why exactly. It may have been due to the fact that it seemed so… local. We were children at the time, and having been raised in a video store, we were not that excited by the prospect of visiting a place we had passed by on several occasions and was has easily identified as just part of the scenery as any house would be, even past the unusual sight of a huge water wheel that the Museum boasts.

      It was something that never really grabbed our attention.

      However, the Summer was winding down to a close and our mom was looking for something to get our minds off of having to attend a new school for the first time in our lives, and we were more accepting of the notion, trying to sway our thoughts from the whole idea of school, also. The Champlain Trail Museum showcases items from Canada from the past, circa 1800’s to early 1900’s. In these bygone days we were hoping to escape the pain of the modern days, and all the pain going to a new school and having to make new friends inevitably meant.

      The prices for the Museum were reasonable, very reasonable, and we were pleasantly surprised by our first visit to the ...


      • Champlain Trail Museum. For one, it was much larger inside than it looked outside. We were guided through a Museum featuring many items of historical value and glimpses into a Canada that had long since passed. We had opted to take the tour, several other visitors to the Museum coming along with us. Our tour guide was nice and very informative.

        While this aspect of the tour was pleasant, I particularly liked seeing the two buildings that were kept just as they would have been in those years long ago: A Church, a house and a school. Well maybe, the school was a little too close to the impending hardship nearing us every day, but it was kind of like stepping into an episode of Little House on the Prairie,

        except for the fact that the Ingalls family was no where to be seen, and that there was yellow tape preventing you from nearing certain areas. Still you got the feeling of how it must have been.

        The Champlain Trail Museum also features a mini putt section but we, alas, did not visit this. Not even the second time we went there, when our mom stayed in the car and we went with our Grandfather. I must comment that the Museum wasn’t quite so interesting this second time, especially since we were going through the same tour again and could not pick up the pace exactly. That said, the first time was enchanting and I would recommend it, both to tourists of Pembroke and those who have passed it for most of their lives.




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