Online collection

Email us a Heritage picture and we'll record it in our archives

Send us a heritage picture by email for our new online collection. If you have old photos that you'd like us to review, scan them and attach them to the email below. You must answer the questions as fully as you can.

If you do not have a scanner but would still like to donate your photographs electronically, please contact us and we will make available the scanner in the Resource Centre.

Family histories online

Family stories written by Whitewater Historical Society members

Billy and Iva Oates. By Lianne Oates (1st prize, 2008)
Fred Bidgood and Tillie Lingstrum. By Patti Desjardins (2nd prize, 2008)
John Anderson and Margaret McLellan. By Mary White (3rd prize, 2008)
Billy and Iva Oates. By Karen Bell
Harold Dougherty and Marjorie Howard. By Eleanor Mclaughlin
Quebec Girl. By Bob Grylls

Places of Interest. Self-guided tours of Whitewater Region

Although Ross Museum is only open from late June to early September, our history is available year-round for those who wish to tour the region. Please print any of our self-guided maps and places of interest and take them with you in your car or on your bicycle.

Enter Places of Interest

Plowing a Furrow to Victory. A virtual tour of Plowing competitions in the 1800'sRoss Museum content in the Virtual Museum of Canada

Plowing a Furrow to Victory documents the history of plows, focusing on one plow in particular, the "Fleury #53 Scotch Thistle" walking plow, which was donated to the Ross Museum in 1999. Also told is the story of a young man, Harris S. Brown, from Westmeath Township, Ontario, Canada, who in 1896 and 1900, used this plow with his team of horses to win prizes at two major plowing matches.

The importance of horses in pioneer days, as well as the capabilities and care of horses and work done by horsepower, is emphasized throughout this exhibit. The roles of horses and plows in competition at international plowing matches is also presented, as these matches and rural expos continue to the present day. Five generations of the Brown family were documented by the great great granddaughter of the first settler on the Brown homestead. Some of the stories she recorded are included in the exhibit and tell of additional accomplishments of this remarkable family.

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