The Connollys of Collingwood is the newest installment in the Collingwood Museum’s Community Collectors exhibition series and is available to view until the end of April. Featuring family heirlooms, photographs and previously unknown stories, the exhibit raises awareness about the history of a local family whose history is largely absent from Collingwood’s published histories. The exhibit was the brainchild of Jean Coxon, whose grandparents, Dr. Ethan Leo and Ethel May Louise (Fleming) Connolly, moved to Collingwood in 1903.
April 24th, the Collingwood Museum invites you to an evening to hear their story with Jane Coxon at 7:00 pm and bring your stories and Connolly-related items to share. Connolly-related items in the Museum’s permanent collection will also be on display. On a bi-monthly basis, staff will be working with community collectors to showcase private collections in a designated case by the Museum’s west entrance. If you’re interested in learning more, contact museum staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Source and Image: Collingwood Museum)