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A "few" artefacts

When your kids are done with Kelso's water fun, take some time for a free visit to the Halton Region Museum on the premises. In the first room we entered, there was an interesting display of the turbine developed by the Alexander family in 1898 to generate water power and electricity, using water from a natural spring up on the escarpment. (The museum is located on the former site of the Alexander family farm who settled in 1836 and farmed the land until 1961.) A few galleries featuring carriages, lamps and lanterns was found on the second level but the real fun was on the third floor. There awaited a casual showcase of some of the 35,000-artefact collection of the museum. I noticed many antiques kids would like to see: wreaths made out of dried flowers and human hair, chairs made out of buffalo horns or branches, seats with a hole (adult-size potty chairs), ancient washing machines and antique toys, to name a few. Plus, the third floor is maintained at a cool temperature to better preserve the artefacts, which offers a nice break for the kids to cool down after some time under the sun at the beach.

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