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Address: 125 Water Street, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, K7G 3E3

Our museum tells the story of Gananoque’s varied history, from glaciers and muskies to pirates and picnickers! Experience 10,000 years of 1000 Islands history, including exhibits on the: 1000 Islands ecosystem, Indigenous heritage, early settlers, military leaders, and the rich and famous of the Golden Era. Discover the place where past meets present, and relax on our waterfront veranda or browse our unique gift shop.

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Address: 35 Church Street, Warkworth, Ontario, Canada, K0K 3K0

Set in the old community memorial hall of the scenic village of Warkworth, Ah!’s mission, as a non-profit gallery, is to increase appreciation for local artists and for artists across Ontario and Canada, as well as create awareness for local history and heritage. Stop by any Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 11am and 4pm to come in and enjoy our current exhibit while on your way biking through beautiful Trent Hills. Exhibits can take fifteen minutes to half an hour to fully enjoy.

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Address: 177 King Street East, Chatham, Ontario, Canada, N7M3N1

The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society is the home of the Black Mecca Museum. Telling the story of Black Family experiences in Chatham-Kent from the Underground Railroad to Modern Times.

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Address: 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON, Canada, N9A 7J1

The Chimczuk Museum is a premier museum destination that houses permanent exhibits on the history of the Windsor area, the Original People’s Culture and Legacy, and the development of The City of Windsor. The site also features a state-of-the-art Children’s Gallery and Learning Space with opportunities for hands-on exploration for our young and young at heart, two galleries for travelling and temporary exhibitions, and a gift shop with fantastic souvenirs for guests of all ages.

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Address: 141 Orr St, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, K9A0J6

The Cobourg & Area Museum, formerly the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre, displays exhibits the unique local history of the Town of Cobourg and vicinity in Ontario. Providing different exhibits each year, the Cobourg Museum Foundation uses the space to provide insight on the past and present of this small town that many call home.

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Address: 1155 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, N4K4K8

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, Also known as the the Marine and Rail Museum is housed in the former Canadian National Railway Station. The museum features artefacts, models, and photos of Owen Sound’s rich marine and rail history. They can be found along the waterfront on 1st Avenue West in Owen Sound.

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Address: 136 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada, K7C2V5

Downtown Carleton Place Business Improvement Association is proud to be a certified member of the Ontario by Bike Network.

The Carleton Place Welcome Centre & The Roy Brown Museum is our official Bike Welcome Centre. Located at the historic Moore House at 170 Bridge Street. Here you will find public washrooms, tourism information, emergency bike kit, first aid kit, and access to our municipal docks, perfect for a mid bike swim or just to put your feet in the water. They are open Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, please visit the Town of Carleton Place Website.

Additional bike stops in Downtown Carleton Place are our shops, our restaurants, and parks. Our Town Hall Square has spots for picnics, Market Square, especially on Farmer’s Market Saturdays: May to October, 7:00 am -1:00 pm, and Carleton Junction where you will find the community’s cherished pump track, an additional bike repair kit, and more public washrooms.
Carleton Junction was home to the Carleton Place train yard, in fact, if you look to the left of the pump track you will see the historic roundhouse.

SHOP DINE & PLAY in Downtown Carleton Place!

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Address: 80 Caithness Street East, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, N3W 2G6

Built in 1857, Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre, formerly the Caledonia Town Hall and Lock-Up, was designed by noted architect John Turner. Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre presents the history of Caledonia through educational and outreach activities and a number of permanent & temporary exhibits. Of particular note is the original 1857 jail cell and a permanent display highlighting the gypsum mining industry along the Grand River. Local history or family genealogy may be researched in the Gillespie Clark Reference Library. The library contains books, files and documents relating to Caledonia’s rich history. The archive holds a collection of surviving editions of the Grand River Sachem from 1856 to the present day.

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Address: 100 Laird Ave, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, n9v1w4

Looking to add a bit of heritage and culture to your next ride?

Take a stop off at Fort Malden National Historic Site in Amherstburg, Ontario! We are a bike-friendly attraction, where you can lock up your bike, grab a bottle of water, and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the Detroit waterfront, while learning and engaging in our local history. Fort Malden is one of the most important strategic locations of the War of 1812 where witnessed the meeting between Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee Chief Tecumseh.

See where they joined forces, choosing Fort Malden as their base of operations for the attack on Fort Detroit. Listen as Parks Canada heritage interpreters tell the story of the British troops who later destroyed their fort to prevent it from falling into American hands after a retreat to Burlington. Learn how American forces then occupied the ruins of the fort until 1815 – the longest period of American occupation on Canadian soil. Fort Malden was once an army garrison and British Indian Department post. Experience all it has to offer by taking a guided tour, learning to fire a musket, mortar or cannon, and digging into an 1812-style lunch in the Soldier’s Cookhouse.

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Address: 1645 County Road 30, Dunvegan, ON, Canada, K0C 1J0

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is a community-based non-profit organization which acts as a steward for the heritage of Glengarry, the first county in Upper Canada. The Museum is committed to presenting and communicating the unique stories of pioneers to this area in an engaging and professional manner. The surrounding area is ideal for cycling and the Museum has a dedicated, secure compound for storing bicycles.

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Address: 2064 Huntley Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2S 1B8

Built in 1872, the building which currently houses the Goulbourn Museum was formerly the Goulbourn Township Hall. Today the Museum is home to interactive and hands-on exhibitions including the Village General Store where children can dress in costume and shop for supplies. Embrace your green thumb while learning about native plants and heritage vegetables in the Museum’s heritage garden.

Goulbourn Museum cares for over 10,000 artefacts as well as over 40,000 objects from an archaeological dig in Richmond, ON.

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Address: 8 Echo Street, Cayuga, ON, Canada, N0A 1E0

Overlooking the Grand River, under a canopy of majestic oak trees in the Courthouse Park, the Haldimand County Museum and Archives preserves and presents Haldimand’s rich and diverse heritage for the public. Our gallery offers something fascinating and new, with ever-changing historical exhibits.

Also on-site is an authentic log cabin, dating to 1835. Originally located on the Old Plank Road near Caledonia, the cabin was once home to the Nicholas Family, early settlers to the area. Now the building is a perfect setting for interpreting the struggles and rewards of pioneer life. The archives are a valuable resource for researchers and hobbyists alike, with an extensive collection of family histories, local histories, newspapers, church records, cemetery transcripts, census records, some birth, marriage and death records, and much more. Microfiche/microfilm readers and Internet access are available to visitors to maximize the response to their research queries. If unable to visit, museum staff can be hired to do the research! Special events and programs are held year-round at the museum, making it an ideal destination for family outings whether traveling from near or far. Contact the museum for more details. And finally, the beautiful grounds make a lovely spot for a picnic, complete with picnic tables and scenic surroundings. We hope to see you soon!

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Address: 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7P 5A8

Museums of Burlington: Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington’s learning environments. Both sites represent the history of Burlington in unique and exciting settings. Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm/Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Last tour leaves at 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults, $4.50, Seniors & Students $4.00, Children (5-12 yrs) $2.25 Prices include HST.

Joseph Brant Museum: Built between 1937-1938 as a replica of the original home of Captain Joseph Brant, Thayendanegea, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers and an important figure in Canadian history, the Joseph Brant Museum is Burlington’s community museum. Through guided tours, changing exhibits, interactive displays, a hands-on discovery room, a new community gallery, educational programming, and special events, Joseph Brant Museum tells the stories relating to the development of the Burlington area complimented by travelling exhibitions that enrich the museum’s dialogue with the community.

Ireland House Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, an English Immigrant and one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1987 the home became a museum and the historic farmstead, now resting on 4.5 acres of original farmland, with its buildings, yards, gardens, and contents is interpreted to three distinct time periods, representing the generations of Ireland family who lived in the house. Visitors enjoy tours of the house by costumed interpreters, exhibits, special events, and participatory activities in keeping with the character and history of the House and the Ireland family.

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Address: 1240 Northshore Blvd. East, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7S 1C5

Museums of Burlington: Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington’s learning environments. Both sites represent the history of Burlington in unique and exciting settings. Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm/Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Last tour leaves at 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults, $4.50, Seniors & Students $4.00, Children (5-12 yrs) $2.25 Prices include HST.

Joseph Brant Museum: Built between 1937-1938 as a replica of the original home of Captain Joseph Brant, Thayendanegea, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers and an important figure in Canadian history, the Joseph Brant Museum is Burlington’s community museum. Through guided tours, changing exhibits, interactive displays, a hands-on discovery room, a new community gallery, educational programming, and special events, Joseph Brant Museum tells the stories relating to the development of the Burlington area complimented by travelling exhibitions that enrich the museum’s dialogue with the community.

Ireland House Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, an English Immigrant and one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1987 the home became a museum and the historic farmstead, now resting on 4.5 acres of original farmland, with its buildings, yards, gardens, and contents is interpreted to three distinct time periods, representing the generations of Ireland family who lived in the house. Visitors enjoy tours of the house by costumed interpreters, exhibits, special events, and participatory activities in keeping with the character and history of the House and the Ireland family.

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Address: 10 Huron Road, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2P2R7

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our main gallery tells the story of Waterloo Region and our feature gallery showcases local and travelling exhibits from around the world. Waterloo Region Museum is open daily and is the entrance to Doon Heritage Village. Doon Heritage Village is open seasonally from May to December and is a picturesque 60 acre living history village that shows visitors what life was like in Waterloo Region in 1914. One admission price includes entry to the museum exhibit galleries and village. The museum features Hazel’s . The café menu includes local light snack items, including hot and cold beverages. Menu selections vary daily. Vending machines are also available for your convenience. Water fountains are located near the café, on the museum’s patio and in the living history village. You can refill your water bottle at the water fountain located across from Hazel’s. If you want to secure a camera, purse or other valuable items, coin-operated self-serve lockers are available at the Coat Check. We also have bike parking available at the front of the museums main entrance.

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Address: 21 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 2Y2

Kingston by Bike Downtown Kingston Tours

If you are visiting Kingston, Ontario I invite you to take my 3-hour guided bicycle tour of the city. You will see and learn about many things of natural and cultural interest, including our wonderful lakeshore trails, campuses, harbours, prisons and other significant landmarks, and I can promise you an enjoyable and memorable experience.

E-mail me at fractals@kingston.net for more information and go to ahoyrentals.com to book a tour.

Steve Lawrence, Kingston by Bike!

Two tours will be offered seven days a week until October 30, at 10:00 am–1:00 pm or 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Pricing:

2-3 people: $35 per person (with own bike)

4-8 people: $30 per person (with own bike)

2-3 people: $55 per person (including bike rental)

4-8 people: $50 per person (including bike rental)

Bike Helmet, rear basket and lock included

Testimonials:

“Your bike tour was certainly a highlight of our stay in Kingston. Your personality and commentary really brought Kingston alive!! You live in a special part of this world, and your love for the area was contagious.”

Jackie from Cologne, New Jersey

“I did very much enjoy the sights, the history and the introduction to architectural heritage. Mostly, Steve, I enjoyed your enthusiasm for good cycling within the city, and your natural, relaxed approach. It was fun being with you and capturing your spirit.”

Lorraine from Kettleby, Ontario

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Address: 16163 HWY 12 W, Midland, Ontario, Canada, L4R 4K6
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Address: 2130 Concession 6D, Middleville (Lanark), Ontario, Canada, K0G 1K0

Discover the charm of rural Ontario’s past at the Middleville & District Museum! History buffs and curious travelers alike will delight in this intimate museum housed in a picturesque 1861 stone schoolhouse. Step back in time as you explore fascinating exhibits showcasing pioneer life, local wartime contributions, and Indigenous heritage.
Experience history up close through interactive displays and carefully curated artifacts that bring the region’s rich stories to life. It’s not just a museum visit – it’s a journey through time!
Bring a picnic, so after your tour, you can enjoy a leisurely picnic in the museum’s lovely outdoor area, complete with convenient on-site facilities. This hidden gem is a perfect pit stop for cyclists exploring the scenic Lanark County trails, offering a refreshing blend of history, nature, and small-town hospitality.

Make the Middleville & District Museum a must-see destination on your next weekend road trip! Visit http://www.middlevillemuseum.org/events.html for events.

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Address: 3 Rosamond Street East P.O. Box 784, Almonte, Ontario, Canada, K0A 1A0

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is a National Trust Resilient Historic Places Winner, and Canada’s industrial textile history museum. We interpret the history of the woollen textile industry in the Mississippi River Valley, and the effects it had on the social, cultural and industrial development of the region. We also provide exhibits and education on fibre arts and a centre for the study of industrial textiles, while preserving our historic building and artifacts. We acknowledge that this sacred land on which Mississippi Mills is now located has been a site of human activity for over 10,000 years and is rich in Indigenous history. This land is the ancestral and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation. We are grateful to the Algonquin ancestors who cared for the land and water in order that we might meet here today.

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Address: 94 Moore Line, Mooretown, Ontario, Canada, N0N 1M0

MOORE MUSEUM www.mooremuseum.ca Our 12 building historic village engages you in discovering the life and work of past generations. Your heritage journey includes a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, Victorian cottage, wooden caboose, historic church and more. Popular new features are our early 20th century general store and Lionel model train exhibit room. Self-guiding tour booklets for both adults and children and hands-on activity centres involve all ages in exploring the past. Ramp access and paved walkways make our site accessible and a picnic area invites you to linger. bike rack available and bottled water for sale. Open March & April, 9 am to 4 pm, Mon. through Fri.; May to August, 11 am to 5 pm, Fri. through Tues.; Sept. to mid-Dec., 9 am to 4 pm, Mon. through Fri. (Closed Easter weekend, Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day). 94 Moore Line in Mooretown. 519-867-2020.

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Address: 8 Lower Beverely Lake Rd., Delta, Ontario, Canada, K0E 1G0

Located in the Museum of Industrial Technology, the Delta Mill Society hosts a tourist information centre for the Township of Rideau Lakes and the surrounding area. The museum is part of the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site complex, owned and operated by the Delta Mill Society. Open daily Victoria Day weekend through Labour Day, 10am to 5pm, other times by appointment. Public washroom on site.

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Address: 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 1S9

Explore the history of the famous city in a beautifully renovated and expanded building by Moriyama and Teshima Architects. There are three large gallery spaces, gift shop, theatre/multi-purpose room, and research room all fully accessible. -Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery- A gallery dedicated to the history of the War of 1812 and the impact of the War on the citizens of Niagara Falls. Visitors will explore the history that changed a nation in vivid colour; with images, artifacts, videos and hands-on experiences meant to put you in the action. -Niagara Falls Community Gallery- Visitors will be immersed in the history of the City, from geological creation of our famous landmark to the daredevils and the stories of the people who made our city. Three interactive stations in this gallery allow visitors young and old to touch Mother Nature, span the gorge and become a daredevil.

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Address: 46 King St., Delta, Ontario, Canada, K0E 1G0

“Unquestionably the best building of the kind in Upper Canada” – Statistical Account of Upper Canada, 1817 The Old Stone Mill, the only stone gristmill in Canada designated a National Historic Site, is one of the oldest surviving automatic gristmills in Ontario. Owned and operated by the Delta Mill Society, a non-profit and charitable organization, the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site features interactive exhibits, programs and guided tours that explore the rich history and technology of this 1810 stone landmark. Open daily between Victoria Day weekend and Labour Day, 10 am to 5pm. Other times by appointment. Located on the Rideau Heritage Route.

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Address: 18974 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario, Canada, L0G 1V0
In the Upper Canada of the 1820s, in the Village of Sharon, a small community known as the Children of Peace crafted, with simple tools but consummate skill and artistry, a dramatic architectural testament to its vision of a society founded on the values of peace, equality and social justice.

The center piece of their activity was The Temple. Completed in 1832 and restored in 2011, it is now part of the Sharon National Historic Site, which encompasses nine historic buildings in a park like setting.

Other buildings on the site include David Willson’s Study of 1829 (leader of the local settlers) which is a smaller architectural gem. The Ebenezer Doan house of 1819, constructed by the Temple’s master-builder and relocated from the former Doan family farm nearby, has been restored in an early garden setting. You will see the “cook house” were communal meals were created and served, the “drive shed’ complete with period carriages and do not miss another of David Willson’s architectural curiosities – the round outhouse.

 
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Address: 11 Old Slys Rd, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, K7A 3M3

Heritage House Museum is the municipal museum for the Town of Smiths Falls, with Victorian period rooms, changing exhibitions, gift store and grounds. In the early 1850’s the lure of plenty of water power and the promise of railway development attracted Joshua Bates, founder of nearby Farmersville (now Athens), to a site beside the roaring waters of Old Sly’s Rapids on the Rideau Canal. Bates built two mills on property leased from the Crown and promoted the development of the Brockville and Ottawa Railway Company. After suffering considerable losses in his milling operations and investing heavily in the now bankrupt railway company, he began construction of his large frame house in 1861. Despite his optimism for the future, fate did not allow Joshua Bates to recoup his fortune or to enjoy his new home. He died in debt on January 1st, 1864. Ironically, his home and mills were acquired by his competitor Truman R. Ward, eldest son of Abel Russell Ward, a founding father of Smiths Falls. After many years of neglect, the Corporation of the Town of Smiths Falls purchased the once dignified country estate from the Gleeson family in 1977 for use as a museum. Today the lifestyles of Joshua and Tamson Bates and Truman and Anabella Ward are depicted in the classically styled home where both families once lived. Heritage House Museum functions as a historic house depicting upper middle class life circa 1865-1875 and as a local museum featuring a permanent collection of Smiths Falls artifacts, traveling exhibits and art shows.

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Address: 505 King Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada, N8A 1J1

Located a half-block from the banks of the Sydenham River, the Wallaceburg and District Museum (WDM) occupies the former Wallaceburg Hydro building at 505 King Street. The museum was founded by the Wallaceburg Historical Society and has continued under the group’s devoted operation since its official opening on June 29, 1984.

The Museum’s mission is to document, collect, preserve, and research the history of Wallaceburg and its district for the purposes of interpreting this history through education services and exhibits for our contemporary society, and passing intact its material culture to future generations.

 

The Museum offers tours, education programs and summer camps, frequent special events, and rental opportunities. It also features a multitude of artifacts displayed across numerous exhibits, chronicling Wallaceburg’s history from the arrival of Lord Selkirk’s Baldoon settlers in 1804 to the town’s recent past and the community’s rich industrial heritage. Highlights include our Sports Hall of Fame, the Baldoon Mystery Room, the Lee-Enfield rifle showcase, and an impressive collection of hand-blown glass artifacts, including folk art “whimsies”, on display in our Glass Gallery.

 

 

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Address: 50 Isabella Street, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada, N0B 2N0

Waterloo Central Railway runs a Historic Train connecting Waterloo and Elmira, travelling through the Mennonite countryside of Waterloo Region. They run their Farmer’s Market Trains 3 times a day at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm on Thursdays & Saturdays from April to October. They provide stops on Northfield Drive in Waterloo, at the Farmer’s Market, in the Village of St. Jacobs, and in the Town of Elmira. There are many hop on hop off options to experience including Rail N Ale, Train & High Tea, Train & Kitchen Kuttings Tastings, and many more! They also run THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides & Santa Trains in November & December! Experience history brought to life with a memorable ride at Waterloo Central Railway!

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Address: 9935 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6S6

The Museum was created in 1968 by the Willoughby Historical Society as an expression of pride felt by the community. The Museum, located in the former School Section #2 – Willoughby building, is now run by the City of Niagara Falls. The former Township of Willoughby and Village of Chippawa are both interpreted by the Museum as well as an extensive collection reflecting rural life in Niagara Falls and the Battle of Chippawa. Stop in over the summer months and check out annual events such as Country Fair and Philosopher’s Cafe.

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Address: 3513 Rainham Road, Selkirk, ON, Canada, N0A 1P0

The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of rural education, the heritage of the surrounding community, and the memory of poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald. Step into a classroom of 1925… when the Union Jack waved over the schoolhouse… classes started with “God Save the King”… and penmanship was practiced using straight pens and black ink. Lyric poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald (1880 – 1967) was born in nearby Cheapside and published works, including “Out of the Wilderness”, and a “Flagon of Beauty.”