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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
Pass Holders FREE
Start Date:
Apr 06/2021
Museum From Home

End Date:
Feb 13/2025

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New Virtual Exhibtion

Every January, the Museum honours new artifact donations received throughout the previous year by curating our What's New exhibition. Since the beginning of this year was a bit uncertain, we decided to take things virtual.

This year, instead of visiting the Museum to explore the new additions to the permanent collection, you get to do it from the comfort of your home! Just click on the graphic below to discover the array of materials the Museum received throughout 2020. From a collection of photographs capturing the COVID-19 pandemic to an invitation for the first graduation ceremony of the Parry Sound General Hospital Training School for Nurses, these artifacts help share the story of the West Parry Sound District.

Click on the graphic below to explore this virtual exhibition!



The History of Tower Hill

Did you know that roughly 20,000 people from all over the world visit the Tower Hill observation tower every year? Although this amazing place has always been a great tourist attraction, its history proves that it is much more than that! Learn more about this popular Parry Sound location in our newest virtual exhibition.


Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied

Many West Parry Sound District residents will know that while much of the work on the Avro Arrow and Iroquois engine was done in Malton, many of the engine components were developed and tested in Nobel. The test facility opened in 1946 and was located on the site of the former Defense Industries Limited explosives plant. The property was already equipped with a power plant, water supply, machine shop, laboratories and offices, which saved the company set-up time and money.


Logging: A History

The logging industry in Ontario began around 1860, with American lumber companies moving north to expand their markets after removing much of the timber along the lake states. As more companies began to situate themselves near prominent waterways, the scale of the operations grew. More sawmills were erected, turning the lumber industry into one of the most profitable for the Canadian export trade, next to the fur trade.

Special thanks to the West Parry Sound Geography Network!



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