Chatham-Kent Museums for 2024 Summer Season

Why not plan a family trip and visit our area Museums to learn about our local history.  You will not be disappointed. Milner House located in Chatham on the corner of William St. North and Murray St. across for Tecumseh Park will have self-guided tours of what life was like back in 1905. The location is an original Historic home and is a treat to visit for adults and children alike. 
Ridge House Museum located at 53 Erie St. South in Ridgetown will have guided tours of what life was like in 1875. There is also an interactive space at this location, the Discovery Den, where children can make crafts, bake a cake in the play kitchen or build a rainbow on the light table. Last year the museum partnered with the Ridgetown Horticultural Society to update the gardens. Take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy the results of this great joint effort.
There is so much to learn about our great area of Chatham-Kent. Make a family learning experience!

Chatham-Kent is steeped in Black  history and one of the final stops on the famous Underground Railway, the road to freedom for so many seeking to escape slavery. The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum is located in close proximity to Downtown Chatham, The Black Mecca Museum tells the story from slavery, the Underground Railroad and life in Chatham's early Black community. The Museum will offer a great learning experience for all.  Additional stops that are a must in Chatham Kent. are the Buxton National Historical Site and Museum, the original Elgin Settlement of 1849 which was the last stop of the Famous Underground Railway and the Josiah Hensen Museum of African-American History near Dresden which highlights the accomplishments of Josiah Hensen, known as 'Uncle Tom' through his connection to Harriett Beecher Stowe's 1852 anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. Hensen was an abolitionist, preacher and author. He himself escaped from slavery in Maryland and Kentucky and became a conductor on the Underground Railway rescuing 118 enslaved people. He went on to establish the Dawn Settlement in 1841, the location of the Museum. 

If you have never visited Chatham-Kent you are in for a real treat. Chatham has been designated as the Classic Car Capitol of Canada and had many events to enjoy though out the summer months for visitors and residents alike. We are also located in the middle of the Great Lakes and if beaches, boating and fishing are your hot button, we are the place to visit. We have several Resort Areas you are going to love! 
Enjoy your summer, explore our area and all it has to offer. Chatham-Kent is the ideal location to live, work, raise a family or visit. Visit my website for upcoming events, attractions and choice locations for sale if you are in the market. Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Remax Preferred Relty Ltd.