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Of our many exhibits, the general store is certainly one of the most detailed. The counter and display case was once used in H.C. Johnstone’s, a general store which previously stood beside the Museum’s building before its closure. On the shelves is a range of old-fashioned products, and on the counter, catalogues are open for guests to flip through. When looking at this exhibit, it’s hard not to feel as though you’ve stepped into Montague’s busy past.

While times have certainly changed over the past several decades, many of the toys on display here will look familiar to people of all ages. In our exhibit on the lives of children in the Three Rivers area, you can see toy trucks, board games, and even photographs of young people lined up for family pictures, posing with their pets, or playing outside.