STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will pay tribute on Sunday, July 26, to “Canadian Families” who moved to the area. The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Over the years many Canadian families moved to Stratton. Some of them worked at Stratton Manufacturing, the woods or started businesses of their own such as Rogers, Nadeau’s Chain Saw Shop, Stratton Diner and others. Many children started school not knowing English. They learned in school and the parents taught themselves to speak, read and write in English.

Those interested are invited to visit and share their knowledge and photographs.

The special days are not presentations, but a gathering of people knowledgeable about the featured subject.

On display in the museum are artifacts, manuscripts and photographs that have been donated or loaned by interested townspeople and descendants of original families of the Dead River Region. Collections from 1850 on include old carpentry and logging tools, china, glass, church organ, furniture from native families, a complete schoolroom, a memorial room to the “lost” towns of Flagstaff and Dead River, the lineage of several native families and a host of memorabilia from native homesteads.

For more information, call Mary Henderson at 246-2271

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