Oakville Museum – OPEN

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Monday, May 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
Erchless

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Oakville was once a thriving port of entry for merchants and sailors. Set on the eastern side of the Oakville Harbour and the shores of Lake Ontario, sailors and ship merchants would enter into the outpost of British North America in the early 1800s. During this time Oakville was also a terminus for the Underground Railroad, and signified freedom for many African-Americans who fled to Canada.

To learn more about Colonel William Chisholm and his family, visit the Founders of Oakville page.

Historic buildings found on the museum property include:

The Custom House and Bank of Toronto (c.1856)
Erchless Estate (c.1858)
The Old Post Office (c.1835)
The Thomas House (c.1829)

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