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Heritage House Museum

613-283-6311 / email


c/o 77 Beckwith Street N,
Smiths Falls ON K7A 4T6

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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Frost & Wood Project

Heritage House Museum Presents the Story of Frost & Wood

The Heritage House Museum has partnered with the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) to create and feature a virtual exhibit about the Frost & Wood Company.

The Frost & Wood Company was founded in Smiths Falls by Ebenezer Frost and Alexander Wood in 1839, and grew into one of the most successful and profitable businesses in Canada. During its 116 year history, farm machinery manufactured at the Frost & Wood plant could be found in farmer’s fields around the globe. When Frost & Wood closed its doors in the 1955, the factory that had held such a prominent place in the heart of Smiths Falls was later demolished.
We are proud to announce our Virtual Exhibition, The Legacy of Frost & Wood: Outstanding in their Field, was launched on the Virtual Museum of Canada on March 21st, 2012! This exhibition is the most comprehensive history of the Frost & Wood Company to date. You can find it by clicking on the following link: http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/pm_v2.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=770&pg=2  

We encourage everyone navigating the Virtual Exhibition to take advantage of the "Stories" tab. This view allows you to navigate the Frost & Wood digitized material along with a narrative explaining the history of the company.  
If you or someone you know worked at Frost & Wood, or if you have a private collection of Frost & Wood memorabilia, please contact Heritage House Museum to get involved in this special project!
Anyone with even the smallest story or recollection of Frost & Wood is encouraged to contact the Museum by phone at 613-283-6311 or email at heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca. You can also drop by the Museum at 11 Old Sly's Road, Smiths Falls, Ontario.