Ernest Thompson Seton was an author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 (renamed Woodcraft League of America) and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910.
He was born in England in 1860. Between 1882-1892, he spent much of his time in the Carberry and North Cypress area. He often referred to this time as the “Golden Years” which inspired many of his works.
In 1885, he was given a contract to do 1,000 mammal drawings for the Century Dictionary. In 1898 Seton published his first book of animal stories, Wild Animals I Have Known. He became successful as a writer, artist and naturalist.
Seton became the president of the committee that founded the Boy Scouts of America and was it’s first (and only) Chief Scout. Seton wrote the Boy Scout Handbook.
This little museum is a big part of Carberry’s heritage, showcasing Mr. Seton life’s works, with available tours from onsite interpreters you can understand the mind of masterpieces.