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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Email: info@museumontowerhill.com
Phone: 705-746-5365
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Senior/Child $3
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History of Canada, Part 1
$19.95

Canada's history through 240 plus illustrations, 24 activity pages, and interesting supportive copy. Each page reveals an important point in our country's remarkable history from 1837 to today leading to what would ultimately become the Canada we know today. Canadian History from 1837 to present. Over 20 games and activities. Perfect for Canadians and non-canadians of all ages.

History of Canada, Part 2
$19.95

Canada's history through 240 plus illustrations, 24 activity pages, and interesting supportive copy. Each page reveals an important point in our country's remarkable history from 1837 to today leading to what would ultimately become the Canada we know today. Canadian History from 1837 to present. Over 20 games and activities. Perfect for Canadians and non-canadians of all ages.

Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow
By Brian D. McInnes
$24.95

Francis Pegahmagabow (1889-1952), a member of the Ojibwe nation, was born in Shawanaga, Ontario. Enlisting at the onset of the Fist World War, he became the most decorated Canadian Indigenous solider for bravery and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history. After the war, Pegahmagabow settled in Wasauksing, Ontario. He served his community as both chief and councillor and belonged to the Brotherhood of Canadian Indians, an early national Indigenous political organization. Francis proudly served a term as Supreme Chief of the National Indian Government, retiring from office in 1950.

Houses of Bark
$3.95

From the Northwest Territories of Canada as far southeast as Virginia in the United States, tree bark became indispensable to the everyday life of Indigenous peoples. Simple to cut, light to carry, easy to work with, it was used for food, containers, clothing, and canoes. But nothing showed their skill, ingenuity, and inventiveness as the way bark was used to make shelters.

Stokes Beginner’s Guide to Bats
By Kim Williams, Rob Mies, Donald & Lillian Stokes
$13.00

Whether you’re intrigued by the amazing ability of bats to eat over 1,000 insects per hour or want to identify bats, you’ll find everything you need in this guide, which is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other beginner’s guide.

 

A Pictorial History of Carling Township: Holidaying, Book No. 1
$5.00

This booklet is the second of a series on specific aspencts of life in Carling Township up to 1950. The photographs used are the earliest ones in Carling Historical and Heritage Committee's possission available on holidaying in Carling Township at the time of printing.

Carling Township has a great many miles of Georgian Bay shoreline and excess of 350 habitable island as well as many inland lakes and rivers. Early vacationer enjoyed a pristine shoreline, and an abundance of fish and game.

 

 

A Pictorial History of Carling Township: Homesteading, Book No.1
$5.00

This booklet is the first of a series on specific aspects of life in Carling Township up to 1950. The photographs used are the earliest ones available on each subject at the time of printing. Homesteading in Carling Township was a hard life for most families. The land was mostly good virgin soild, but shallow in many areas when cleared.

 

 

The History of Byng Inlet and It's Shoreline Communities 
By Fred Holmes
$19.00

Learn about the history of Byng Inlet and the individuals who helped shape it into the place we know today. This extensive historical account of the area spans from 1850 - 1950, and covers everything from the people who lived there, the industry of the area, and some of the milestones they celebrated along the way.

Parry Sound Logging Days
By John Macfie
$12.00

When I was a boy in the 1930s, there was a general understanding in rural Parry Sound District that the next step in life upon leaving school was to "go to the bush." It had been so since the region was settled in the 1870s. A few radicals in each generation managed to break through to the outside world, but by and large two options were open: stay home on the farm, for whatever livelihood it might yield, or take up the life of a lumberjack. Because country families tended to be large and Parry Sound farms small, there was usually no choice at all for the younger sons.

 

Butler’s Creek to the Hardscrabble, Including Maple Island and Glenila
Whitestone Historical Society research summary, compiled by Andy Houser
$30.00

Butler’s Creek to the Hardscrabble is a pictorial history of the Great North Road above Dunchurch. It tells a story of the places and the families, some long forgotten, who were part of this once vibrant, and still attractive area. Included is new information and some surprises that challenge the common understanding of the history of the area.

 

Dunchurch, the Story of Newcombe
Whitestone Historical Society research summary, compiled by Andy Houser
$30.00

Dunchurch, The Story of Newcombe is a pictorial history of the village of Dunchurch. It tells a story of the places and the families, some long forgotten, who were part of this once growing, prosperous community in the heart of Parry Sound District. Included is new information and some surprises that challenge the common understanding of the history of the village.

 

Whitestone, from Gordon Lake to the Bunny Trail
Whitestone Historical Society research summary, compiled by Andy Houser
$30.00

Whitestone, from Gordon Lake to the Bunny Trail is a pictorial history of the area west of Maple Island along the trails that became Highway 520 and its side roads. It tells a story of the places and the families, some long forgotten, who were part of this once vibrant, and still attractive area. Included is new information and hopefully some surprises that challenge the common understanding of the history of the area.

Ardbeg, Boakview and the Bunny Trail
Whitestone Historical Society research summary.
Part A compiled by Andy Houser. Part B compiled by John Wilfred Boake & Andy Houser
$30.00

Ardbeg, Boakview and the Bunny Trail tells the story of the places and the families, some long forgotten, who were part of this once vibrant, and still attractive area. Included is new information and hopefully some surprises that challenge the common understanding of the history of the area.

 Ahmic Harbour to Dunchurch, and Much More & We Must Not Forget – The Story of Those Who Served, compiled by the Whitestone Historical Society, Book Set $45.00

Ahmic Habour to Dunchurch, and Much More details Churches of the area, the Women's Institute, the Agricultural Society – and a chapter called Reflections and Revisions. Book 2 commemorates the many individuals who gave so much during two world wars and subsequently. This book includes those who were born in, raised in or have lived in the historic closely knit community that included Fairholme, Sunny Slope, Balsam, Dunchurch, Ahmic Harbour, Maple Island, Whitestone, Ardbeg and Boakview.

Parry Sound: Two and a Half Decades of Comic Comment
By Elmer Dambergs
Recommended Donation of $5.00

A good, entertaining comic book is based on the lives of a cast of whacky characters. Lucky North Star, Elmer’s bunch met most of the needed requirements.

The S.S Waubuno Legend and Lore 1865-1879
By Eric McIntyre and Jamie Hunter
$25.00

The Waubuno shipwreck is one of Georgian Bays biggest mysteries. In this book you will discover where the story begins, the rise of the waubuno and details into the sinking and aftermath of this famous local ship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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