Wine and cheese

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Last Wed­nes­day’s wine and cheese fundraiser at the Glen­garry, Nor’Westers and Loy­al­ist Mu­seum was the first one ever to take place be­neath the Wil­liamstown-based mu­seum’s new 30’x40’ pavil­ion.

In the past, the mu­seum rented a white tent to house what has be­come one the mu­seum’s most im­por­tant fundraiser. Now, thanks to the new pavil­ion, the wine and cheese has a per­ma­nent home that is also a bit more aer­ated than the old white tent.

Ken Mac­Don­ald, the cur­rent pres­i­dent of the mu­seum, says that hav­ing the new pavil­ion makes ev­ery­one feel good.

“We’re proud of it and we’re look­ing for a name for it,” he says be­fore adding a sug­ges­tion of his own. “Maybe High­land Home.”

He says the idea for the pavil­ion came from Dun­ve­gan’s Glen­garry Pi­o­neer Mu­seum which has a sim­i­lar struc­ture, al­beit much larger.

“This one doesn’t have a nail in it,” says Mr. Mac­Don­ald. “It’s all post and beam.”

Nor­mally, a struc­ture like that would have cost about $30,000, but Mr. Mac­Don­ald says the mu­seum was able to save money through vol­un­teer labour and by pur­chas­ing the wood “for a frac­tion” from

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STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON PHOTO

SERV­ING SOME SNACKS: Glen­garry, Nor’Westers and Loy­al­ist Mu­seum Pres­i­dent Ken Mac­Don­ald, right, is joined by Cory Théoret, hus­band of mu­seum cu­ra­tor Keleigh Théoret, at last Wed­nes­day’s wine and cheese fundraiser.

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