April 2017 | Nate Pedersen

L. M. Montgomery House in Ontario Set to Become Museum

LMM_signed_photo.jpgA house in Norval, Ontario, where novelist L. M. Montgomery lived between 1926 and 1935 is set to become a museum. The L. M. Montgomery Heritage Society, armed with two $100,000 donations from private citizens, purchased the home from a pair of Presbyterian churches.

Montgomery and family moved into the house in 1926, which was given to her husband as part of a benefits package for accepting a position as a Presbyterian minister with the nearby church. The two were quickly elevated into community leadership roles, which they enjoyed.

While the beloved author is most closely associated with Prince Edward Island, she lived in Norval during a largely happy time in her life. The Anne of Green Gables series was selling well and she was earning good royalties. Her husband had found a successful position after struggling for several years. And her two sons were young and healthy.

After her husband retired in 1935, the Montgomery clan relocated to a large house in Toronto.

[Photo from Wikipedia]