Chapple museum to open with tea

The Chapple Heritage Museum will open for the summer this Friday (May 3) with a tea from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
“We’ll be having a come-and-go tea. There’ll be tea and goodies, and people can browse around the museum and the library,” said Chapple Reeve Bill Clink.
Clink and his wife, Emily, had been instrumental in getting the museum off the ground.
The former Barwick general store was transformed into a museum on Sept. 14, 1999—the official date of Chapple’s incorporation 100 years earlier.
George Hughes was the original owner, followed by Frank Gill, then Gill’s son, Arnold.
The building was donated to Chapple’s heritage committee in 1997 by the Gill family for the purpose of housing the museum, which is now filled with artifacts from the past 100 years of Chapple’s history.
Antique furniture, farming equipment, family photos complete with histories, turn-of-the-century clothing, school equipment, books, and many more items have found their way to the museum to be catalogued and displayed.