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Mulkins Place/Eva Brook Donly Museum - Simcoe, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 42° 50.098 W 080° 18.173
17T E 556972 N 4742724
Quick Description: One of Simcoe's original homes is now a museum and archives. It was designated a heritage site in 1980.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/15/2019 7:09:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JFH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo
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Long Description:
This Georgian-style home, circa 1848, is the location of a classy museum that explores local history and also offers the official genealogical library of Norfolk County.

The Mulkins family owned the home until approximately 1921 when Charles Nelles purchased the home. Nelles owned the property for a brief period of time until A.W. Donly and his wife Eva Brook Donly purchased the home in 1924. Eva Brook Donly, a famous local artist, donated the home to the Town of Simcoe in 1941 to become a Museum of Art and Antiquities.

Currently, the main floor consists of a Butler’s Pantry, formal Dining Room, and a front and back Parlour. These rooms are interpreted as the Mulkins home from the mid-1800s. The second floor has the 1800s Master Bedroom and hallway. The other bedrooms have been converted into a studio space to showcase the artwork and life of Eva Brook Donly.
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Residential Building

County or Regional Municipality: Haldimand-Norfolk

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