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Local Attraction Named Ontario's Top Small Museum

The Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum has won a big honour as Ontario's Top Small Museum 2016

INGERSOLL - The Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum is now considered to be the Top Small Museum in Ontario for 2016.

Curator Scott Gillies accepted the Ontario's Choice Award on the museum's behalf at the Ontario Tourism Summit in Ottawa.

Gillies tells Heart FM his thoughts on the museum's big win.

"It is certainly an honour and it's also humbling to know that the people of Ingersoll, Oxford County, and other visitors to the site voted on our behalf."

The Ingersoll museum raked in a staggering 49% of the total votes.

The Diefenbunker in suburban Ottawa and the Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling were also in the running for the honour.

Gillies tells us what sets the Ingersoll museum apart from others across the province.

"I think we have items and stories to offer to people that they can relate to - more so maybe than the larger urban centres where things are perhaps discussed on a larger macro scale, we tend to kind of drill down into the local stories."

Right now the 'What's On Your List' exhibit allows visitors to travel back in time as they look at different antique toys and games at the museum.  

In 2017 the museum will have a special exhibit featuring numerous Canadian icons as we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. They will also host a two day event on June 11th and 12th to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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