June 17, 2021 Hours:

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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
Pass Holders FREE


Please note that due to protocols surrounding COVID-19 the Museum will be closed until further notice. If you would like to reach out to us please call or email.

Since you can't come to us, we are coming to you from the comfort of your home! Click here to join the fun.

Book 1 is entitled "Ahmic Harbour to Dunchurch, and Much More". The "Much More" refers to chapters in the book dealing with the Churches of the area, the Women's Institute, the Agricultural Society - and a Chapter called Reflections and Revisions. This chapter includes a brief overview of each of the previous six books published by the Society, but more importantly it contains corrections to the earlier books and additions.

The second book in the set is entitled "We Must Not Forget - The Story of Those Who Served". Book 2 commemorates the many individuals who gave so much during two world wars and subsequently. This book attempts to include all 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. The title of this book "We Must Not Forget" was purposely chosen - not only because of the bravery and sacrifice of those who served, but also because so much of the personal history and stories has already been lost.

The books will be sold as a packaged set. Together they are about 580 pages.

As with previous books, this book set will be available through the Museum, Bearly Used Books in Parry Sound and Duck Rock in Dunchurch. It will also be available through Muriel and Norman Stiles of Whitestone and Society members: Fay Clelland, Goldie Ladd, Orma Quinn and Marie and Andy Houser.

Thanks to the West Parry Sound Geography Network the Museum has been able to bring the past to life!

This interactive map takes you through the downtown of Parry Sound, 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. This map will be updated each week, so be sure to check back! 

Click here to learn how you can get involved in this project & submit an interview!

For more information on becoming a Museum Annual Pass Holder click here!

Click here, to learn more about the Museum's Genealogical Club

Click here, to read past In The Collection article featured in the Parry Sound North Star!

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