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2017! The year Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial - 150 years! 

Currently at the Museum

Our summer exhibit features the history of transportation in our area. Although we admire the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Shield - bare rock, immense pines, many sparkling blue lakes and rivers - we must also acknowledge the difficulties faced by our forebears when attempting to connect the Rainy River District with markets and social services elsewhere.

It was a slow process. Canoes were joined by ever larger steamboats on the waterways until the completion of the railroad stopped construction of a canal around the falls. Bush planes opened up remote communities not reached by rail. And finally, the highways east and west were interconnected with those going north and south.  

'Closing the Distance' open now until September 30th. The story of water and air craft is featured in the main floor gallery. It continues with railways and roads in the small gallery upstairs -- accessible by elevator. The Rainy River District has a fascinating history and much of it is explained through their ongoing struggle with 'Getting from A to B'.

Off-Season Hours are now in effect.

We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Museum only as heritage sites, tugboat and lookout tower, are now closed. Admission is by donation. 

Remember that we're accessible by elevator at the back; simply ring the bell! There is construction in our vicinity and will be into the fall, so parking right behind the museum is unfortunately limited. But there is plenty of parking within one block both south and east of the museum.

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Over this past winter, the Museum Advisory Committee, under the experienced leadership of Ian Simpson, has been working on a new Strategic Plan. We have completed the ground work and are now looking for some feedback. If you have a few moments, please review the plan - attached. We value your comments and suggestions. Just give Sherry a call at 274-7891. Thank you.

Strategic Plan

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With the assistance of Sandra Brunetta, we are gathering the personal histories of our residents. If you would like to help out, the form is below. This should be used as a guide only as each person is different. Once collected, we hope you will leave a copy with the museum. Thank you.

Interview form

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