Cloyne & District Historical Society | Jun 10, 2015

This painting is of Gene Brown and her grandmother, Christina Irvine, feeding chickens on the Pettifer Farm in Denbigh. In the background is the old log and stone milk house. Christina was a McGregor from Scotland. Her granddaughter, Gene, married Irv Brown. Gene Brown is a founding member of the Pioneer Club, which evolved into the Cloyne and District Historical Society, and co-author with Nadine Brumell of the popular book, The Oxen and the Axe.

The painting was done by Carol Brown, talented local artist and niece of Gene Brown. Carol painted this from a small photograph and captured every detail as noticeable in each log and stone in the milk house. The museum is the lucky recipient of this work. As well as donating the original, Carol created a series of numbered prints for sale as a fundraiser for the museum. This work is on display for all to enjoy. The museum will be part of Frontenac County’s “Open Doors” celebration this Sat. June 13 from 10am-4pm, and will be celebrating its season opening on Sat. June 20 from 11am to 4pm.

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