Children's programming at Rainy Lake Square

Programs & Events

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Children’s Programming

at the Rainy Lake Square
for ages 6 - 10

Beginning Tuesday, July 9th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
and every Tuesday thereafter during July & August

At the Museum should weather not cooperate.

$5 per child or $12 per family.

Don’t forget your sunscreen, hat & water!

Preregister to hold your child’s spot —
spaces for 25 children.


Starting Thursday, July 4 and continuing through to end of August:

Smashing tea and home-made scones, $5 per person

upstairs at the Museum, 10-4 p.m.


Are you an artist with plans to exhibit your work?

Exhibition Assistance through the Ontario Arts Council

The Fort Frances Museum is no longer a Recommender Gallery for exhibition assistance. Funds designated for our area stay in our area however.  Therefore artists can apply to other recemmender galleries in northwestern Ontario for up to $1500. A committee will review your application, and if eligible, can make a recommendation to the Ontario Arts Council for approval of exhibition assistance funds.

Applications can be accessed on the Ontario Arts Council website.

A new season has begun. Submission this year is online, so check out new information on the Arts Council website as to how to apply.


The Creative Connection

Be a part of the creative connection in the community! Between art-related exhibits/individuals, musical endeavours, various events, festivals, drama/theatre groups, presentations, venues, etc. Fort Frances offers a variety of ways to get involved.

Educational Programs

The Fort Frances Museum offers curriculum related Education Programs for school classes. Programs can include a video presentation, artifact discovery, or craft activity.

Norval Morrisseau

As part of our permanent collection in our upstairs gallery, we are proud to exhibit a selection by Norval Morrisseau. Mr. Morrisseau was a local Anishinaabeg artist who achieved worldwide recognition for his work. The painting was donated years ago by local art teacher, Margaret Lichtenstein, and hung without fanfare in a non-descript frame in the Museum office. With the assistance of a grant through the Canadian Museums Association, Preserving Canadian Treasures, the piece has been professionally cleaned by a conservator and beautifully framed to draw proper attention to the genius of this renowned artist.