Oil Museum celebrates Sarnia Saturday

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The Oil Museum of Canada will help celebrate Sarnia’s 100th Anniversary Saturday.

Members of the Petrolia Community Theatre will be acting out Snippets of Sarnia on the grounds starting at 7 pm Saturday.

“It’s small plays, not the whole history of Sarnia – they chose little bits and pieces,” says Museum Curator Connie Bell. “Our oil history, in many ways relate to Sarnia’s oil history…from the primitive oil refining beginning  here to what has developed in Sarnia today.”

Bell says one of the stories will be about Plank Road, which linked the oil fields of Oil Springs and Petrolia to Sarnia. Stories about foreign drillers will also be featured.

“We’ve done this before,” says Bell saying the museum’s Spirit Walks are very similar. “It is a great way to pull out the history and have history come alive…people can get a better understanding of the history.

“We just thought that Sarnia was celebrating its 100th birthday and we thought it would be a good idea.