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Quilting Bee at the Station

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre (CWHC) welcomes visitors to BEE @ THE STATION!

The public is invited to gather at the historic CNR station Wednesday afternoons in January and February for a Quilting Bee –– everyone is welcome, no experience necessary, supplies provided. If you’ve always wanted to try quilting, this is your chance!

This program is FREE, donations always welcomed. Weather permitting.

For more information contact the museum at 519-371-3333 or

Wednesday January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018
Wednesday February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018

1 PM to PM

LOCATION: Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario

1155 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON


It is Beginning to Look a lot like . . . “Christmas Train Sale”

It’s beginning to look a lot like ….

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre is holding a fundraising sale of vintage, handmade and pre-loved Christmas decorations in the historic 1932 CNR station. All proceeds from the sale of the items will support CWHC and local heritage preservation.

CWHC has been accepting donations of Christmas décor from members of the public and local businesses.

The Christmas Train event is Saturday November 18, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Live music provided by Heather & Doug Brown, The 

Brown’s Musical Time Machine, of Meaford. 

Children’s activities (while supplies last).

Christmas Train Poster 2017 November 18 at CWHC Owen Sound


Library – Update

This summer the students have been taking an inventory of the reference library at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre. The plan is to create a library catalogue that will be online. The collection will remain a reference library.

The collection can be used by visitors to the museum. The staff and volunteers use the library materials to answer questions and to prepare exhibits.


Cassie. a 2017 summer student in front of the reference library

Becky, a 2017 summer student, in front of the library.

Cassie and Becky pose for the camera in front of the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre reference library. Not shown is Neil who also worked on the inventory.