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Old 06-26-2017, 05:20:14 PM
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Hi Guys,

We're taking a trip to Canada(Toronto/Ottawa area) for the next 3 weeks,and hopefully road trip down to visit Coolspring Museum for the first time
We plan to be there the 14th/15th July(History Day),will any stakker's be there?
I'm really looking forward to visiting (And catching a glimpse of Wayne's Otto Langen!)- It has been on the bucket list for a good few years!

I was also wondering would anyone have any recommendations of old iron/museums to see in the Toronto/Ottawa Area?/Things of interest on the drive down from Toronto?

Thanks,
John
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Default Re: Coolspring History Day/Canada Trip

Check out the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum in Hamilton Ontario. The Steam and technology museum also in Hamilton . The Niagara Antique Power Association show June 30, July 1 & 2 In Sherkston Ontario. The Welland Canal Locks in Thorold Ontario. Not engine related but lots of tourist traps and things to see in Niagara Falls.
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I highly recommend the Glen Curtis Museum on the southern end of Keuka lake in Hammondsport, NY (just 60 miles south of Rochester). On display is the world speed record motorcycle (early 1900's), 137 mph with his own V-8 engine. There are also many early Curtis airplanes and their engines.

Have a fun trip.

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Default Re: Coolspring History Day/Canada Trip

One would be Upper Canada Village south of Ottawa:
http://www.museumsontario.ca/museum/...Canada-Village

Many world class museums right in Ottawa. There is a railway museum in Smith Falls. There is also the huge Canadian Railway Museum south of Montréal at Delson, which is not all that far away from Ottawa.
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Default Re: Coolspring History Day/Canada Trip

I have to agree with G Willikers Upper Canada Village is a great place.I was their maybe 20 years back when i went on the Ottawa trip in high school it is one of the better pioneer museums around.Here are a few others



www.langpioneervillage.ca


www.blackcreek.ca


www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca


www.westfieldheritage.ca


www.museum.simcoe.ca


Some of these I listed do have smaller collections of old iron hit and miss engines steam engines and gas tractors
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One that was not mentioned was the Canada Agriculture Museum or Canada Agriculture and Food Museum In Ottawa on the grounds of the Central Experimental Farm wich is also a national historic site of canada


http://cafmuseum.techno-science.ca/e...the-museum.php



Canada Aviation and Space Museum also in Ottawa

http://casmuseum.techno-science.ca/e...the-museum.php
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Another great place to visit when in the Toronto area


www.hcry.org
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Default Re: Coolspring History Day/Canada Trip

If you are heading back to NYC you could plan to stop at Rough and Tumble near Lancaster,Penn. http://www.roughandtumble.org/ They have a show scheduled for July 21 & 22. Lancaster is about 3 hours east of Coolsprings and two hours from NYC.

Other attractions in the Lancaster Area are the Amish, Food and more Food, the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, the National Toy Train Museum, and the Strasburg RR. You could also go to Philadelphia and see the new Constitution of the United States Museum.


Hope you have a great time in the Colonies.
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Default Re: Coolspring History Day/Canada Trip

Thanks for all the replies!

We hope to visit Lang,as I've family in Peterborough-so it's not too far away.
Hopefully we'll get up to some of the museums in Ottawa too.

Thanks again for the suggestion's.

John
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John, On your way to Peterborough you might want to see the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario. http://www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com/
There are always over 60 cars on display & including the world's greatest collection of Canadian made vehicles. There is also a good selection of high end British & European makes. The CAM owns vehicles from 1898 to 1988.
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Thanks again for the suggestions!
We got to stop by the Hamilton Steam Museum on the way down to Coolspring.
The place houses 2 impressive beam engines that are very well preserved(sadly no longer in steam) and is well worth a visit should you be in the area.

As for Coolspring! What a fantastic place,that unfortunately cannot all be seen in one day; However that leave's a great excuse to return soon
Have to say thank's to all the volunteers at Coolspring for a great day,we were made feel very welcome.
I'll try post up some photo's once I've got them sorted.

Thanks again,
John
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