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Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Historic House Museum

A National Historic Site of Canada
Ontario’s First Red Cross Outpost Nursing Station
First Hospital in Haliburton County and Area

Considered the best preserved Red Cross Outpost building in Canada by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board, this building was reopened as a museum in 1992 by the Wilberforce Heritage Guild.

On display are many original artifacts including a maternity kit, baby scales, bed pans, and other items used by the nurses who worked from – and lived at – the Outpost between 1922 and 1963. See photos of nurses & local pioneers, a doctor’s medicine case, a set of early dental instruments, a restored patient’s bedroom, and a Red Cross video filmed mainly in Wilberforce in the late 1940s.

The collection includes such local items as Orange Lodge records and regalia, a cook stove, cream separator, spinning wheel and early lamps.

Join in the Museum’s anniversary celebration on August 15th of each year with our evening Corn Roast.

Other Heritage Guild events include historic walks, afternoon teas and croquet matches, a Christmas Open House, and Heritage Week activities.

Summer Hours (July & August)~11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Hours (September to June)~By appointment
Call Hilda (705) 448-2018 or Agnew's General Store (705) 448-2211

By Donation

Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Hospital
2314 Loop Road, P.O. Box 250
Wilberforce, ON  K0L 3C0

(705) 448-3000

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