Station Keepers to Honor First School, Open Station Doors
Nellie Irving pictured center.
Photo: Supplied by The Station Keepers
The Station Keepers are celebrating the first school in Barry’s Bay.
The school was opened by school teacher Nellie Irving on May 14th 125 years ago.
The anniversary will be celebrated by the Opeongo Readers’ Theatre, who are planning to perform a production on Irving’s life.
The show, titled “Old School Barry’s Bay, 1894” will take place on Thursday evening at 7 PM.
The show comes as the Station Keepers plan to reopen the Barry’s Bay Station this long weekend.
The station’s reopening comes after lengthy renovations on the museum.
It will open with an official ceremony starting at 11 AM this Saturday. There will be an opportunity to join a number of heritage and culture clubs run by the Station Keepers. All events are free, but donations are accepted.
The station is the only one of its kind left from the old Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway System.