Dorset Heritage Museum

Knox Notebook Memories…

In 1912 Basil Henry came to Dorset as the Presbyterian Minister.  He had been a cabinet maker at one time, and in 1914 he and Erastas (Tass) Lockman joined talents to make new pews. The backs were made of black ash v-joint.  The pew ends along the ailsle were all made from a single yellow … Read more

Charlie Burk Remembers…

Charlie Burk remembered in 1919 Dorset that his father sold many items in the General Store, groceries, drugs and dry goods, too varied to name them all. The flour and sugar came in 100 pound bags, candy, ice cream and beer.   This beer was in quart size bottles that came in wooden cases.  The cases were used also to send the … Read more

Making Amends

MAKING AMENDS IN THE LATE NINETEEN NINETYS THE CLAYTON FAMILY RECEIVED A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE ‘CLAYTONS OF DORSET’.  THE LETTER WAS FROM AN EIGHTY YEAR OLD GENTLEMAN WHO WAS FROM NEW YORK STATE.  THIS MAN HAD ATTENDED CAMP OTTER ON OTTER LAKE NEAR DORSET IN THE MID NINETEEN THIRTYS.  THE LETTER STATED THAT HE … Read more

Dorset Memories In the Early 1950’s

Remembered by Lorna Cassie – Bywater During my childhood around the age of eight, I recall summers spent in Dorset.  Our family, the Cassie Family, numbered nice in all.  My parents, George and Millie along with seven children ranging in age from three to nine (three girls and four boys) arrived the day after school … Read more