Bonnechere Museum | Eganville Ontario

Museum Hours 2022

Reopen May 23rd 2022

We ask that visitors to the Museum follow proper COVID guidelines, which include wearing a face mask when entering the facility and maintaining a physical distance of at least 6ft between visitors. 

Summer Season: Open Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat  (10:00 am to 4:00 pm); Sunday (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Off Season: Closed Labour Day to Victoria Day:
Open only for special events and group tours of 10 or more by appointment.

Call 613 628 1000.

There is an access ramp and a washroom.

Admissions 2022:

A tour of the museum:
Admission per person: adults $5.00; children 4 to 11 $2:50; 3 and under free.

Discount for families or groups of 10 or more touring the museum:
adults $4.00;  children 4 to 11, $2.00;  3 and under free.

A guided tour of the geotrail at 128 John Street:
Admission per person: adults $5.00; children 4 to 11$2.50; 3 and under free.. Explore the trail on your own: no charge. A map is available from the museum in open hours or here:

Discount for scheduled fossil hunts and groups of 10 or more touring the geotrail:
adults $4.00; children 4 to 11 $2.00; 3 and under free.

For Special Weekend Program Events such as Talks, Presentations/Performances:
Admission is by donation. CANCELLED this summer

Guided Fossil Hunts 2022
Two guided fossil hunts
starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20; and Sunday, August 21.

Admission: adults $5.00; children 4 to 11 $3.00; 3 and under free.

Caution when walking the geoheritage trail: Wear closed walking shoes and leg protection; consider protection from rain showers or intense sun, and wild plants to which you might be allergic.

Annetta Schroeder, nee Zadow March 27, 2003

Carding. Pride in self-reliance.
Carding. Pride in self-reliance.

In the 1950’s, my husband Rudolph Schroeder and I lived on a farm on RR 4, Killaloe. Since we raised sheep, I made use of the wool to make needed bed comforters. After the spring shearing, I selected some wool, washed it, spread it on the grass to dry, then used the drum carder to clean it. That was faster and easier than using carding paddles. It was practical to card enough wool to make one or two comforters each year. We sold the rest of the wool.

After carding, the wool was spread to about a three-inch thickness and laid out the size of a comforter. Neighbours and relatives helped with the next steps of putting the wool in a removable cover and tying. Tying meant placing a wool strand through the cover about every five inches to hold the wool in place. Adding an attractive print cotton exterior gave the comforter a finished look. ‘It took us about a day to finish each comforter.’ said Annetta. It was satisfying work, for you could see your progress; and several people working together made it fun too. The comforters were cozy and made nice family gifts too.