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Although the Glen­garry Pi­o­neer Mu­seum houses and tells the sto­ries of long ago, the mu­seum is also an ac­tive place for the present gen­er­a­tion to ex­plore their roots and the com­mu­nity to come alive. The mu­seum com­plex, built mostly of log struc­tures, has grown sub­stan­tially since it opened in 1962, to in­clude not only 11 his­toric build­ings, but also over 6,000 ar­ti­facts, rang­ing from agri­cul­tural and black­smith equip­ment to house­hold goods, tex­tiles, pho­to­graphs and doc­u­ments.

The name ‘Dun­ve­gan’ comes from a castle on the Isle of Skye in Scot­land and to no big sur­prise, the early set­tlers to this ham­let (once a bustling vil­lage) were pre­dom­i­nantly of this High­land de­scent. The build­ings and items within them tell the story of the first set­tlers to this area and are a re­minder of what once was and how Glen­garry be­came what it is to­day.

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