Margaret Cosh and her Japanese Collection
at the Olde Jail Museum
I am making a tribute to a wonderful woman of the Kawartha Lakes region.
Margaret Cosh is a descendant of the Cosh family from the Bobcaygeon area.
Now as a retired teacher, Margaret volunteers much of her valuable time to her church, the horticultural society, the women's pregnancy centre in Lindsay and more.
It is her recent contribution to the City of the Kawartha Lakes that makes Margaret special.
Since her retirement in 1982 Margaret has flown back and forth to Japan as part of the Nayo/Lindsay connection.
Over the years Margaret collected fine treasures as gifts from her friends who live in many areas of Japan. Margaret purchased some of the articles during her eleven trips to Japan.
When her collection grew too large to go in the curio cabinet, she opened the Japanese Rooms in the basement of her home in Bobcaygeon. Margaret welcomed over 1400 guests to see the exhibit during the next twenty years. Now the collection has a home at the Olde Jail Museum and can be viewed there.
Each Japanese artifact represents a friend who chose the gift with love and thought. The memory of that friendship makes the object of great worth.
Please enjoy the displays. Feel the love that accompanies each treasure. As you return to Japan, do all that you can to keep the Japanese / Canadian ties strong.
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