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!