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June 2019: The Season Begins

Hello Subscribers! It's very exciting to be starting our fourth season here at Nelles Manor. There's a lot of work that goes into starting up a museum, but thanks to the hard work and support from our dedicated volunteers, Nelles Manor Museum is really starting to take shape. Here's a brief look at what has been going on at Nelles Manor so far this 2019 season. 

We kicked off the year with our Grand Opening during the Victoria Day long weekend. Visitors were eager to explore the manor and learn of its history. Our volunteers were more than happy to oblige and share their knowledge, leading visitors on a journey back in time. 

Nelles Manor was also privileged to receive booth space during the Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek event. We were able to promote Nelles Manor materials while providing a fun activity featuring artifacts from the museum. Exposure to large historical events such as this help to inspire and excite us for the future of the manor.

After months of planning it was finally time for our Engagement at the Forty event, commemorating the 205th anniversary of the battle that drove American troops out of Grimsby during the war of 1812. The main attraction was the flag raising ceremony. Re-enactors gave musket demonstrations accompanied by fife and drum music, and were followed

by speeches from a number of local dignitaries. The action inspired the children participating in the mini militias to march with pride. On the lawn of the manor we held a fashion show to educate the public about 1812 uniforms and civilian clothing. The walls of the Nelles manor were filled with visitors eager to learn of its history and smell the food from the open hearth cooking in the kitchen. 

Throughout the day, visitors had the opportunity to explore the lawn of the Grimsby Museum, packed with sutlers and exhibitors offering historic games, educational materials, baked goods, and 1812 themed items for sale. A barbeque lunch and period correct liquor tastings were offered for the adults in the crowd. We'd like to especially thank Forty Creek Whisky for their essential partnership with us on this day. 

In addition, Nelles manor operated a booth in the Cultured Grimsby Activity Village on the day of Grimsby's The Happening at the Forty. We provided a "Guess the Artifact" game and promoted Nelles Manor to the public!

To cap off an event filled June, Nelles Manor gave larger group tours to school children and a few other organization that were interested in learning about the history of the Nelles family in Grimsby. 

Upcoming Events Feature:
Quilt Exhibition

July 13, 2019 from 11-4 pm

Join us as we host the Grimsby Quilter's Guild at Nelles Manor. These ladies will be bringing over 50 quilts for visitors to see. A quilt valued at $800 has been generously donated to us by the Guild. We are having a RAFFLE. Tickets are $5 a piece and the draw will be held on September 2nd, 2019. You can buy your raffle tickets now by emailing us at info@nelles, calling 289-235-7755, or stopping by in person. There will also be some vintage vendors and a bake sale!


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