The Donnelly Museum is closed for the season, marking a successful 28th summer. We had the joy of working with the Blyth Theatre Festival to help bring James Reaney's plays to life. The cast and crew were kind and generous to the museum. We were honoured to host preeminent Donnelly historian Ray Fazakas and filmmaker Tom Barton to discuss their film The Strange Story of the Donnellys as part of Blyth's Bonanza Weekend.
The London Community Players who put on a successful adaptation of Peter Colley's The Donnellys and sent an incredibly kind donation to the museum as well.
With our Stage Coach out in Blyth carrying the family to and from the lovely harvest stage, we were able to welcome what we hope will become a permanent fixture at the museum, Lucan's 1841 Hunneman Water Pumper. The pumper fought fires in the Village of Lucan during the "Reign of Terror" and is a great addition to the museum's exhibits.
We revived our Donnelly Escape Room for what may sadly be its last season and had the pleasure of welcoming the Ontario Paranormal Society on two separate occasions to conduct public investigations of the museum.
The excitement doesn't end though. On October 28th we will be holding Donnelly Bus Tours, and in June of 2024 we will finally hold our long awaited 50s Rock & Roll Extravaganza!
We hope to see you all again!