Around 5 years ago, after watching the demolition of the Mason Boatyard, I decided that Tancook should have a place for some of the heritage of the Island to be displayed. Gathering first lots of articles on the Island and finding a few old tools from the buildings on the property we own, I struck it rich when I was offered the purchase of a barnload of old Tancook items.
The building located next to Farrars' General Store was virtually empty since it was primarily used for fishing gear storage, then a gameroom for the youth of the Island. This, I decided, would be the place for the future "museum". After hauling 3 truckloads of artifacts from the barn, I was able to set up the empty building as a museum. On the day of the Herring Choker's Picnic in 1995 the door to the museum was officially opened!