Sheffield Park Black History Museum

CategoryCULTURE

Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum is living history of the Black Settlers in the Collingwood and Owen Sound area, the two northern terminals of the Underground Railroad system.

Visit their 11 display buildings as you enjoy the Heritage Walk around 11 acres of natural setting. It was the dream of Howard Sheffield to gather and preserve the history of his ancestors and share with the family. Community friends also became interested in the history of the black pioneers and settlers of Collingwood and the surrounding areas.  His collection of family photos and artifacts attracted donations of more items from white families who grew up with the original homesteaders.

Interest increased and various cultural artifacts were donated to Howard’s project.  Sheffield Park Museum now became Sheffield Park Black History & Cultural Museum.  The museum includes pioneer life and times, the social networking of a community and the preservation of past generations.

Howard Sheffield’s dream was to keep the events of the past visible so we, and future generations, would never forget.  The dream continues…

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