Parry Sound, Ontario
Phone: 705-746-5365
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April 19, 2014 Hours:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

             The Museum is on Tower Hill is Going Green!

        The Museum was founded in 1983, as the West Parry Sound District Museum, by a group of local citizens who realized that a community museum would not only enhance the quality of life in the area but would also provide a cultural resource to a wide spectrum of local residents. Our mandate was established as: To ensure the rich history of the district be preserved and interpreted for generations to come.

        The Museum serves as an important link between the community and its heritage and, therefore; it is of the utmost importance that this mandate be carried out. At an impressive 31 years in business, we take pride in the fact that the mandate continues to be at the forefront of all that we do.

        To continue to follow this mandate, the Museum is actively retrofitting its facility to become environmentally responsible, as well as educating the community about sustainable practices. Our first initiatve is to purchase and install a new HVAC system. It is important for museums to have control of the interior climate as artifacts need to be kept in regulated temperature and humidity zones in order for them to be accurately preserved.

        By donating to the Museum, your funds go towards transforming the facility into an environmentally responsible building so that we are able to continue to preserve and present our heritage for generations to come.

        The founders of the Museum had a dream that is shared by the dedicated board, volunteers, and stuff today. Help us keep the dream alive. Donate today. Here's to another 30 years!




















To celebrate spring the Museum will be hosting events throughout the May Long Weekend. We're going to kick off the weekend early on Thursday, May 15th with the screening of the film D-Day Remembered as part of our WWII Community Remembrance Exhibit. Saturday there will be a Garage Sale in the morning and author of Abandoned Ontario, Bruce Brigham, will be making a visit and giving a presentation followed by a book signing with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Museum.

The Garage Sale that will be taking place on the Saturday morning serves as a fundraiser for the Community Remembrance Project. A project in partnership with the Parry Sound High School to ensure that our local service members are commemorated and never forgotten. The Garage Sale will NOT host artifacts from our permanent collection but will harbour items that have collected at the museum (ie. office furniture, posters, excess inventory, etc.) 

If you have items that you wish to donate to the garage sale to help the museum with this fundraiser please contact the museum by phone 705-746-5365, email, or stop by during our regular business hours. 

Alternatively, you can buy a parking spot for $25.00 to sell your own items (ie. Baked goods, household "clutter", etc.) 

This is a GREAT way to support your local museum and an event that you can also benefit from too! Come on out to celebrate spring with us after a very, very long, cold winter!!

Community Remembrance Exhibit

This March, Museum on Tower Hill, in partnership with the Parry Sound High School, present to you phase two of the Remembrance Exhibit. The exhibit will focus on local individuals who risked their lives in World War II and will tell their individual stories. The exhibit will also follow the High School's trip to Europe happening this June where they will visit different historic sites of importance to both World War I and World War II history.


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Phone: 705-746-5365 Fax: 705-746-8775 E-mail
Funding provided by the
Government of Ontario.