Boy's Bedroom


Artifacts in this room represent pastimes enjoyed by boys – stamp collecting, Scouting, checkers, collecting flora and fauna, as well as military memorabilia and souvenirs. The muskrat fur and hide gauntlet gloves would have been a treasured clothing item for harsher winter months and for sledding.

The Roedde sons were keen sailors and a photo on the north wall shows Gus Jr. (fourth from the left) with friends. The Maritime Museum Collection includes a Roedde Class sailboat.

The simple iron bed is covered with antique sheets and bedding.

Look for:

  1. The Canadian flag – known as the "Red Ensign". This was the flag under which the Canadian Army fought in WW1.
  2. Boys wool swimsuit – with genuine moth holes
  3. Hot water bottle – a stoneware "piggy" with which to warm the bed on cold nights.
  4. Tin lunch pail – of the kind most children took to school
  5. Writing slate – used with chalk by young school children
  6. Box camera – state of the art model of the 1890?s (uses roll film)

Return to the landing and turn left

Note: the original stamped metal hinges on doors and the original brass hardware
Note: the family bathroom with its c.1912 claw foot tub

Proceed into the Collections Room