Chatham-Kent has several important Historical sites and Museums for visitors to discover its rich History. It is a great destination for you or for the entire family. Visit the Chatham-Kent Tourism Site. Chatham-Kent is steeped in History with its ties to the Underground Railway and the War of 1812. Be sure to visit the Museum on William St. in Chatham or visit one of the Historical Sites. Milner House is open 7 days a week from 1-5 P.M. and admission is free although donations are gratefully accepted.The Chatham-Kent Museum located at the Chatham Cultural Centre on 75 William St. North is open for special events and during the summer. It was the fall of 1945 when the Chatham-Kent Museum opened its doors to the public, now celebrating 70 plus years of operation. The Museum features varying displays of Chatham-Kent Historical events.
As most people know, Chatham is the Classic Car Capital of Canada. Each year the 3rd weekend of May is the Retrofest Celebration featuring Classic Cars from all over the country. If you have never attended do yourself a favor and make plans to visit Chatham-Kent the 3rd weekend of May.
A historical great classic car event which took place in Chatham-Kent in 2015 was a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Gray-Dort Automobile. Robert Gray of Chatham and J. Dallas Dort of Flint Michigan registered their new car company in Canada, the Gray Dort Automobile Company on November 5 /1915. The first year in business, the plant manufactured a Model 4 Roadster and a Model 5 Touring Car. The plant was located on Colborne St. in Chatham and continued to manufacture the automobiles until 1925.They produced 26,000 vehicles in their 10 years. The 1919 Gray-Dort Touring Car has been designated a National Treasure of Canada and is usually on display on King St. on the Saturday of Retro Weekend each year. Another feather in Chatham-Kent’s cap.
Be sure to visit some of our Museums and Historical sites and visit my website for updates on Events, Happenings and Choice Properties for sale in this great community. Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty inc. Brokerage Chatham for all your real estate needs.