The Parry Sound North Star, our community paper which has provided constant community coverage since 1874, celebrates 140 years in publication this year. In partnership with the Parry Sound North Star, the Museum presents to the public its largest exhibit since the Avro Arrow exhibit, which first opened in 1998, an exhibit which took nearly a years' worth of work to create. This proves to be an innovative six-month exhibit that you simply cannot afford to miss!
Local artists display their current work in the Museum's Lion's Room all summer!
SONGS & SNIPPETS with Phyllis Davison
Since 2009, Phyllis has been developing historically grounded story-telling series for the Museum.
On Wednesday July 29th Phyllis will keep you captivated with songs, stories and snippets about Scotland.
Tea, coffee and scones will be available to enjoy during the performance.
$30 for all three performances $11 for single performance $12 at the door
Other Performances August 26th September 30th
The Museum On Tower Hill is having trouble coming up with a name for our upcoming exhibition so we are appealing to you, our supportive and creative community, to help us by offering your suggestions. We will be allowing you to submit titles for the next two weeks and after this period we will select the top three and allow you to vote, selecting the one that you believe best suits the theme. The person who comes up with the winning title will then receive an Annual Pass to the Museum as a thank you for all your help!
The exhibition will showcase a collection of vibrant rugs from the Wohleber Family. The collection is made up of various styles, including hooked, embroidered and braided rugs. Some of the rugs were crafted by the Wohleber family, while others were acquired through the purchase of one of their homes. The designs include landscapes, animals, flowers and geometric shapes, fashioned out of a plethora of different colours and fabrics. Many of the rugs have been created using hand-me-down clothing, while others use such materials as yarn and even plastic! The exhibition seeks to demonstrate the traditional practices of various styles of rug making and illuminate the time and effort that went into each piece. The community will also be given the chance to help the Museum create a rug through the technique of latch hooking, which we will then be put on display.
In partnership with the Parry Sound North Star, the Museum presents to the public its largest exhibit since the Avro Arrow exhibit, which first opened in 1998. This is an interactive exhibit where you are able to flip through the pages of Parry Sound history via 8 categorically organized scrapbooks.
Where else can you "see" this history of Parry Sound in one room? This proves to be an innovative, six-month long exhibit that you simply cannot afford to miss.