Canada: Day 1 - A Story of Immigration
All Town of Fort Frances facilities are CLOSED to the general public until further notice.
Please be aware that the Museum is temporarily CLOSED in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the closing of schools, it seems a good time to limit other public gatherings, therefore all meetings, workshops and public events are cancelled until further notice.
Let's hope we can slow this thing down.
Stay safe and be well.
April to June - A Modern Plague: Plastic
Once again we will be exhibiting on Climate Change but with a focus on plastics. As communities including ours lessen their reliance on single-use plastics such as shopping bags, water bottles and take-out containers, we wanted to provide some information on alternatives. We are seeing some good products that could make a difference, but also must beware of scammers whose similar lines may just be as bad as the old. Do join us for an informative exhibit that will help us navigate our way back to a cleaner environment. April to June 2020
'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.
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.
Capital improvements - thanks to both the federal and provincial governments!