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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

The West Parry Sound District Museum, commonly known as the Museum on Tower Hill, began as a group of dedicated citizens. Today the Museum continues to preserve and interpret the core cultural themes that carved the West Parry Sound District out of a rugged Canadian landscape and explores contemporary topics relevant to today's communities.

Going International!

The Museum on Tower Hill's Curator/Manager, Nadine Hammond, has been selected to present at the International Re-Org seminar: Reconnecting with Collections in Storage, to be held in Brussels, Belgium on the 28-29 September 2016.

The Re-Org initiative is a step by step methodology developed by ICCROM to assist small museums in reorganizing their collections in Storage for better access and long-term conservation. This seminar will feature presentations by the participating museums of the various Re-Org projects that have been undertaken so far worldwide. The talks will focus on collections of various types and sizes, discuss different practical solutions for when space is limited, when objects are scattered and when storage furniture can be reused or adapted.

Over 100 professionals from 30 countries have already registered for the seminar. Help send our Curator/Manager to Brussels by donating today. Donations over $25 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.


Our Schools: Do You Remember?

About the Curator:

Marianne Bourgeois

Marianne Bourgeois was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended Simon Fraser University and taught in Smithers, B.C. for ten years before moving across Canada with her husband. Given that Bourgeois would have had to qualify in every province they resided in, she choose to remain out of the classroom until the couple finally settled in Burlington, Ontario. Bourgeois finished her degree in History at McMaster University and worked as a supply teacher for thirteen years. Once retired and living in Parry Sound, Bourgeois utilized her education as well as her teaching experience and pursued an interest in museums by volunteering at the Museum on Tower Hill. She has been with the museum for the last seven years.






Support Your Local Museum, Get an Annual Pass!

An Annual Pass is Your Best Value

Becoming an Annual Pass is a great way to ensure you and your family and friends get the most out of every Museum visit while saving you money. As an Annual Pass Holder you'll enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Admissions for the year
  • Guest admissions are reduced to $2 each
  • Subscriptions to our monthly E-News letter
  • 10% off all gift shop purchases
  • Personal invitations to exhibit openings

Learn More. . . .

The E. Roy Smith Room, named after Parry Sound's former mayor and one of the founding members of the Museum, is home to the Museum's permanent collection and tells the story of Parry Sound.

Through all the items in this gallery, you can learn about shipwrecks, the logging trade, the early days of northern life, and much more.


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