Drumbo & District Heritage Society

Welcome to the Web Site of the Drumbo & District Heritage Society.


Established in 1995, to promote interest and inform people of the history of Drumbo and surrounding district.

Drumbo, Richwood, Canning, Wolverton & Windfall

Drumbo Fairgrounds, 42B Centre Street, Drumbo, ON, N0J 1G0


Our Current 2015 Executive is:

President: Don Michalak

Vice President: Harvey Murray

Secretary: Linda Clare

Treasurer: Dennis Baker

Past President: Diane McLaren

Museum Station & Grounds Chair: Joyce Strickler

Museum Hours

Tuesdays 930am to 430pm

July & August – Sundays 100pm – 400pm

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Heritage Society Scholarship 2020

The Heritage Society Scholarship is ready. With the schools closed, we’r are still hoping to get this information tip students.  

Here is what you need to know about the scholarship:

  • to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must have graduated from grade 8 at Blenheim District Public School in Drumbo 
  • awarded to one graduating secondary school student planning post-secondary studies  
  • The application to qualify for consideration consists of a scholarship application form and original piece of writing by the applicant on the named topic for the year of application   


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2018 DDHS Caroling Friday, December 21

2018 DDHS carolling

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Mystery object identified

Thank you to Ken Whytock who sent us help in identifying the object in the picture below. From Ken’s research the object is a ‘valve grinder.’ According to one respondent, ” it’s a valve grinder. There are many different styles of these to lap the valves.”
Can You Help with This #1
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Upcoming DDHS event – July 1, 2018 BBQ

The DDHS will be hosting a BBQ and Garage Sale on July 1, 2018.

This event will be held at the Park Pavilion in Drumbo, so rain should not be a problem.

We hope to see you there.

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Events Happening in the Drumbo & District Area

Some of the exciting events happening in our area:
Drumbo school pancake breakfast, March 3, 8.30 / 10.30 at school. $5 each
Kai the Barbarian, Embro Town Hall , March 21-24, 29-31 at 7.30 and March 25 & 31 at 2 pm.
For tickets call 519-475-4201 or go to ticketscene.ca
Plattsville Heritage Society: Christmas items will be accepted between April 14th and May 12th
Contact Marg Schiedal at 519-572-1541
Norwich Historical Society Lunch and Learn at the Norwich Museum. Wed. Feb 14, 11a.m.
Ontario Historic Cheese Industry with Dr. Hayley Goodchild .
Register at 519-863-3101 or e-mail norwichdhs@execulink.com
TVO Thursday Feb.22 at 9 pm ” British Home Children ” documentary
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Resource Website for bottle collecting in Ontario

One of our members has found a website to share for anyone who is looking for information on bottle or crockery collecting in Ontario. There is a lot of information on this hobby, so if you are interested in collecting bottle or crockery in Ontario check out the Early Canadian Bottle Works website.
Click here to go to the website:  http://www.ecbw.ca/index.html 
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Depression Era Glass Exhibit

Depression Glass ExhibitThe museum now has a variety of items of depression glass on display donated by local residents and members. Come soon as the display may quickly be replaced in the museum.


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Pictures of Drumbo Past

Here are 2 of the photos that the museum has had blown-up and are now on display; scenes of Drumbo’s main street from the ‘old days’.

We also have on loan 9 banners showcasing Oxford County communities.

Come down soon to see these displays before they are gone.

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Vintage Children’s Games

Games have always made childhood fun, so why not come and see what children of the past played with?

Our display includes a collection of various card games, noise makers and stick games that make youth fun in the past. Come and take a look. (Apologies for the blurry picture)

Toys of the past

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History of the Telephone

Come out to the museum and see a new exhibit featuring a collection of magneto wall phones dating from the late 1880’s to 1950’s.

Read about the evolution of the first phone’s installed in Canada and events such as the first international submarine cable installed in 1181.

Also read about who actually invented the first telephone and placed the first phone call.

Telephone Exhibit 1

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