Back Room Talks

Back Room Talks

Stay tuned for an inspiring series of Back Room talks this fall.

The Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre presents a Back Room Talk

Friday October 27 2017 at 7:00 pm

John Schutzbach presents “My Wanderings in Europe and People I Have Met”

Free admission.  A donation to the Museum is encouraged.

DrumgooleFriday June 16 2017 at 7:00 pm

Matthew Maas – The History of Amherst Island, its Stone Walls and the Drumgoole Family

All welcome.  Free event.  A donation to the Museum is encouraged.

Light refreshments following the talk



with photos and drawings by Margaret Maloney & Peter Large on Friday, March 24th at 7 pm Come join us for an evening of photos and adventure stories with travellers Margaret & Peter. (Peter’s Limited Edition Prints may be purchased, with all proceeds to go to the Museum) Light refreshments following the talk.

Back Room Talk

Gloria M. Hunter-Alcock author of

Gloria M Hunter AlcockNurse at The Top Of The World

Friday, February 17th at 7 PM

Gloria M. Hunter-Alcock was schooled in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Following a variety of careers across Canada, she travelled to England and Scotland in 1961 to gain the training in nursing and midwifery that would allow her to look after the Eskimo people. In 1965, she returned to Canada, spending two years at the Nursing Station in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT and opening the first Nursing Station in Resolute Bay in 1969. Over the next twenty-two years, Gloria served as Director of Public Health Nurses for Northwestern Health Unit. Gloria will share with us some of her adventures living in the Far North and handling medical emergencies.

 Light refreshments following the talk.   

The Board of Directors of the

Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre

encourages you to get involved as a volunteer.

We are grateful for assistance with our talks, special exhibits and fund-raising events.

You can also become a Museum member and/or donor

(with a donation of $200 you will be recognized on our Donors’ Board at the Museum).  

Just get in touch with our President, John Schutzbach at  613-389-3525  

 Donations to your island Museum always welcome! (donations are tax-deductible)


 Shyanne Shurtliffe has graciously agreed to speak on January 27 at 7:00 pm.

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