St. Marys Museum
Welcome back! After a month off - I'm back to finish my 30 day painting challenge. I want to extend a big thanks to everyone who sent well wishes to me and my family during my dad's recovery from surgery. I'm happy to say he is doing well, and is on the path to a full recovery.
Today's painting features the St. Mary's museum. Not knowing a lot about the history of the museum, I hit the internet. Turns out the museum has a wonderful and informative website (click here to check it out). Here is an exert that tells why the museum has been referred to as "The Castle in the Bush":
"The community museum for the Town of St. Marys is located in a lovely old home sitting on a hilltop in a 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." ~ Taken from http://stmarysmuseum.ca
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