Ste Marguerite's Indian Residential School, near Fort Frances

Currently at the Museum

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In our main floor gallery...

bakaan nake'ii ngii-izhi-gakinoo'amaagoomin
We Were Taught Differently: the Residential School Experience
from May through Sept 1 in our main floor gallery. 
This exhibit is on loan from the Lake of the Woods Museum in Kenora.

At the same time, in our upstairs exhibit area, we will be featuring a more in-depth look at St Margaret's Residential School, the work of Glenn Jourdain, of Couchiching First Nation.

The important work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission is now complete. The way forward has been made clear. We can choose to tread the same worn paths, or we can blaze a new trail... in support of that child taken... on behalf of those parents and grandparents left behind.

Remember exhibit ends with summer hours! Museum open 10-5 daily till Sept 1. Admission fees apply. 

Museum returns to summer hours Tuesday, September 4th, 11-4.  
Admission by donation.



Coming up…

In September & October of this year, we celebrate the Museum’s 40th Anniversary!

Join us as we tell the story of our own museum – its growth and achievements – but also the story of world museums and where the future will take us and already has… virtual reality and more!

Mark your calendars:

Wine & Cheese Opening Reception
Celebrates the Museum’s 40th! The building’s 120th!
And the grand opening of our new roof, accessible washroom and ramp!

Wednesday, September 19th, 4-7 p.m.
Opening remarks begin at 4:30

Everyone welcome!


'Rainy River Valley: Beginnings'

Please be sure to get your copy of 'Rainy River Valley: Beginnings', featuring the work of photographer, William Hampden Tener, who resided here in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Researched and organized by historian and author, Merv Ahrens, the book is an invaluable collection of images from our past, particularly as it portrays our community at work and play. The book is available at the Museum and Betty's of Fort Frances for $25. 


Strategic Plan


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.

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