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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dufferin Historical Society Museum (44 Kings Park Road, Carman)

The original museum was a small wooden structure, built in 1959 by the Dufferin Historical Society. It was replaced by the present structure in 1967, as a centennial project of the Rural Municipality of Dufferin and Town of Carman. It is operated by volunteers.

On the grounds of the museum is the former Sexsmith House, a municipally-designated historic site, built in 1875 by local farmer and municipal official George Sexsmith. Donated by Orval McCutcheon, the building was dismantled with the intention of reassembling it at the museum. Several of its oak logs were found to be unsuitable for reuse so the building was re-constructed in 2002 using additional logs from the Henry Morgan house. Management of the house was assumed by the museum in 2003.

On 7 March 2013, the building of the former Boyne School was moved to the site and renovated over the next few years.

Sexsmith House

Sexsmith House (June 2018)
Source: George Penner

The Boyne School building being moved to the Dufferin Historical Museum

The Boyne School building being moved to the Dufferin Historical Museum (March 2013)
Source: Trish Aubin

Name stone from the former Carman School at the museum

Name stone from the former Carman School at the museum (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Boyne School at its new home at the Dufferin Historical Museum

Boyne School at its new home at the Dufferin Historical Museum (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the Boyne School before restoration

Interior of the Boyne School before restoration (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the Boyne School before restoration

Interior of the Boyne School before restoration (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Boyne School building after the completion of exterior renovations

The former Boyne School building after the completion of exterior renovations (2015)
Source: Trish Aubin

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.50300, W98.01093
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boyne School No. 21 (RM of Dufferin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carman School No. 176 (Third Avenue SW, Carman)

Sources:

Dufferin Historical Society Museum

Sexsmith House, 18 Kings Park Road, Carman, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Trish Aubin and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2020

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