Life on Van Buren Point

Living in an cottage alone in the winter wasn't very common. But, some did this inlcuding Anna. The diary was written in the winter of 1904-1905. Life during the winter on Van Buren Bay would've been very quiet since these cottage were typically for summer time enjoyment since the cottages are on Van Buren Bay attached to Lake Erie. Anna's diary did express how some of her family was concerned for her since she was alone often. She had to make sure to stay in touch with them becuase they all feared she was starving alone in her cottage, which she was not. Images have been taken of the Van Buren Point area and some have been found of Anna's dog "Mae" giving insite on her life and the area she lived in.


*To view this exhibit click on "Anna's Home" to see life from her perspetive*