The Oil Museum of Canada Presents Chronicles of Oil Springs A walk on Main Street Performed by Petrolia Community
Theatre. On a beautiful June afternoon John
Phair,Shirley Durance, and your
editor went on a tour through Downtown Oil
Springs. The Petrolia Community Theatre
performed short skits on the Main Street
highlighting events during Oil Springs history
to celebrate their 150 years as a village. This
was a very pleasant performance and everyone
enjoyed it immensely. For those that could not
join us here is a virtual tour for your
This is a scene on the
front porch of Undertaker/Pharmacist
Dr.MacKlem,Annie McFadden and Elizabeth
Adamson.The players are Brian
Mumberson,Charlene Mumberson and Bonnie
a a full frontal of this great looking house
to highlight the great trim work. I have
left the resolution high to see the detail.
This is a scene with an
Oil Man and a Local Woman. The
players are Jimmy Plunkett and Carol Graham.
This scene is entitled
the Chronicle Newspaper. In this scene a
dialog between a Wife and Husband is
played by Dina McPhee and Warren Graham.
Here we see Betty Lou
Snetselaar and Gord Perry reading letters home
from men over seas during WW2. These Oil
Springs Boys were missing home.
Something most of us
don't even think about anymore but these are
the actual tobacco packages used during the
Oil Springs Boys that
went to war.
Here we see the MacGregor
Boys having a chat, played by Joey Hawkins and
In this scene a 'Local
Woman' describes an armed bank robbery at
the TD bank. Barbara Prescott plays her.
In this scene a Visitor
and a Local Woman talk about an auction at an
Oil Springs Hardware Store. The players are
Maddy Hayes and Sylvia Fairbank.
The Travelling Medicine
Man is played by Steve Jackson, Mrs Harry
Germain played by Dana Andrade,
Curious Spectator played by Chrissy
Jackson,Clara the Clairvoyant played by Chloe
Pavic, Nurse Annie Lively played by Elise
Chambers, and Spectator played by Trisdan
A bonus pic shows the Oil
Springs War Memorial. A very nice statue for
such a small Village. The Medicine Man scene
was right beside the Memorial.