December 16, 2017 Hours:
11 to 4

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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

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The E. Roy Smith Room is home to the Museum’s permanent collection and tells the story of Parry Sound. The gallery houses all manner of items from beautiful handcrafted porcupine quill and bark baskets to the tools of the local doctor. Through all the items in this gallery, you can learn about shipwrecks, the logging trade, the early days of northern life, and much more. Our friendly raccoon eagerly awaits your arrival.



Now On Display...

Start Date:
Feb 18/2017
John Macfie: Now & Then

End Date:
Dec 17/2017


During 2017, the Museum on Tower Hill will celebrate the work of noted historian and ‘favourite son’ from Sunny Slope, John Macfie. As John enters his 92nd year, we honour his dedication to the Parry Sound area in uncovering and preserving the past.

Northern Ontario history unfolds in his newspaper columns and numerous books. John's contributions to the Museum on Tower Hill have offered visitors and researches valuable insights into subjects such as logging and the Second World War. His skillful photography and artwork expressing the beauty of the sometimes harsh Canadian landscape is well sought-after.

Curated by his niece Mandy Macfie, this exhibit offers a personal and fascinating look into the author’s early life, his career with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and his enduring commitment to telling Parry Sound’s history. The Museum's Founder’s Room has been transformed into a vivid and detailed timeline of artifacts, original artworks and photographs.

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Start Date:
Nov 30/2017
Winter Sports:An Exhibition

End Date:
Dec 21/2017

Did you know that the West Parry Sound District has an average annual snowfall of over 200 centimetres! With all that snow there’s only one thing the people of the North can do... Bundle up, get outside, and participate in their favourite winter sport!

From November 30th to December 21st the Museum’s Winter Sports Exhibition will give you the chance to share your memories while finding out about the history of winter sports in the West Parry Sound District. And with the 2018 Winter Olympics approaching there’s no better time to brush up on your knowledge.


Attend the official opening December 2nd, 12 – 2pm for hot chocolate, tea, cookies and other tasty refreshments! We can’t wait to see you there!          


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