The Counties, Ontario – At its regular meeting yesterday, County Council authorized an agreement with the SD&G Historical Society to provide tours of the Cornwall jail beginning this summer.
The historic Cornwall jail was built in 1834 and remained operational until 2002. The jail walls have been witness to many lost souls during its operation; housing criminals guilty of committing misdemeanors to violent crimes.
SD&G Historical Society will include the historic Cornwall jail as part of its existing museum tours. In partnership with the County, the SD&G Historical Society is excited about this new opportunity. “The SD&G Historical Society is proud to be a partner with the United Counties of SDG in the promotion and preservation of this very important historic building and its story,” stated museum curator Ian Bowering. The jail site is of great historic significance, and the SD&G Historical Society will provide many interesting stories and facts as part of the tour of this facility.
For more information about the SD&G Historical Society and special events/activities please contact: Cornwall Community Museum at 613-936-0280 or email [email protected].