Programs & Events

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Coming up! SnOasis 7: Snowflake Heaven!

FREE! Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Museum's annual family winter carnival - Sat Mar 2nd, noon until 2 p.m. Many fun activities at the Rainy Lake Square organized by Friends of the Museum. Also enjoy our famous auger dogs. In addition there will be bannock on a stick, courtesy of Sunset Country Metis. New this year: addtional activities by the Fun in the Sun Committee!

At the Museum, Facepainting & Cookies, Story Time Yoga by Meghan Spooner and hot chocolate, courtesy of the Friends of the Library

Don't miss it!


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.