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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Email: info@museumontowerhill.com
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
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Apr 06/2021
Museum From Home

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The Museum on Tower Hill wants to help you keep busy while we are all stuck in our homes! We have created and gathered a variety of different activities and learning opportunities that are both educational and fun for the whole family. Follow the links below to join in on the fun!

Please consider donating to keep the content flowing. Your support has never been more vital to the WPSDMuseum.

Donations of $25 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.


 Jigsaw puzzles with a historical twist! Just click on the image to get started

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The puzzles will change weekly, so make sure you don't miss out on the fun!


#ColourOurCollection!

What better way to relax then by colouring a historic postcard from our collection. Every Friday, 4 new colouring pages will be uploaded to the website. Just click on the link below and get your creative juices flowing!

Beatty Store Colouring Page

C.P.R Station Colouring Page

Pointe Au Baril Sailboats

Trestle Bridge

Westernland Ship

From Mowat Island

Parry Sound

Belvedere Hotel

Parry Sound Courthouse

Tower Hill Colouring Page

The Islands Colouring Page

Muskoka

Swing Bridge

Brag Load

Woman sitting on shoe

Sailboats Colouring Page

Milking Cow

Little Egypt Colouring Page

Fishing Scene Colouring Page

South American Ship Colouring Page

Easter Blessings

Easter Egg

Flower

Maple Leaf Forever Colouring Page

Flowers

Cooking Scene

Magnetawan Rapids


West Parry Sound District Map!

This interactive map takes you through the downtown of Parry Sound & the district, highlighting some of the past businesses that used to be in the area. Just click on the points on the map to have some fun!

Have photographs of past district businesses, send them to Amy Sultana, collections@museumontowerhill.com for your chance to have them included on the map.


West Parry Sound District Logging Map

 

By the late 1800s, the lumber industry was booming due to the construction of railroads through Ontario. For areas such as Parry Sound, the development of the Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Railway in 1896, meant lumber could be shipped straight to eastern markets without trans-shipment points, leading to the increased success of lumber companies along the shores of Georgian Bay.

 


Trivia Question

Check back every week for the answer and a new trivia question!

Question: 

What Parry Sound street is this?

 

Answer to last week's Trivia Question:

Peter McEwen

 

 

 


Virtual Exhibitions

What's New 2021

This annual exhibition showcases all the new artifact donations that the Museum received in 2020.

 

 

 

Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied

Did you know that work on the Avro Arrow and Iroquois engine was done in Nobel? Many of the engines components were developed and tested here from 1946 to February 1959.

 

 

The History of Tower Hill: From Fire Detection to Tourist Attraction

Did you know that the Tower Hill observation tower is visted every year by roughly 20,000 people from all over  the world? Although this amazing place has always been a great tourist attraction, its history proves that it is much more than that!


In The Collection

In The Collection highlights artifacts that can be found in the permanent collection & ocassionaly on display in our special exhibits. Just click on the graphic to read past articles featured in the Parry Sound North Star.


 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more historical Parry Sound area fun!

 

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