Association News

New for 2012 - 13 season
The Mission House Museum applied for support from the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) in connection with a project for Virtual Museum Canada (VMC). A proposal submitted in early March 2011 under the 'Community Memories' program described a project which will create a virtual archive of the early settlement of Combermere and the surrounding area. The submitted application was funded by CHIN and the Combermere Heritage Society Inc. greatly appreciate this financial support.  

Please follow the link below and enjoy this new exhibit.
A total of eighteen stories are available using the "Stories" menu option from the header menu. 

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Centenary of the sinking of the Mayflower - Commemoration Event

The Combermere Heritage Society Inc. and the Barry's Bay Heritage Society are organising a special remembrance ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the steamer 'Mayflower' on Monday November 12 2012. The ceremony will be in two parts: the morning event will be held at the Barry's Bay wharf, and the afternoon event will be in Combermere. A full program is now available. Both Societies are recognising this auspicious event as the sinking of the Mayflower was a devastating tragedy for the communities when nine people perished on the night of November 12, 1912. It was the largest loss of live on an Ontario inland waterway, a record that lasted many years. Three of the twelve people on board survived. Many of the descendants of the Mayflower passengers from that fateful night have already been contacted and plan to attend.

Please copy the link below to your Internet Browser and obtain the official program for this event -

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Centenary of the sinking of the Mayflower - 2012 Dive at the site

A recently recorded video taken of the Mayflower wreck is available by following the link below -

Friends of Rockingham Church

August 8th 2010 saw the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Restoration of Rockingham Church. This special celebration should not be missed! Watch the video.

Renfrew County Museums Network

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the County of Renfrew, the Combermere Heritage Society worked to support this effort during 2011. 

Hyde's Bay Model Train Station in downtown Combermere

A significant expansion of this entertaining railway museum was made ready for the 2011 opening. Visit 39012 Combermere Road during July & August.

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