May 28, 2017 Hours:
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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

Use the navigation tree on the left to view information about our past, current and upcomming exhibits.

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 23/2017


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:
Apr 16/2017
Community Remembrance Project

End Date:
May 31/2017

(Example of street banners)

In 2013, the Museum on Tower Hill and the Parry Sound High School formed a partnership simply called the Community Remembrance Project. Out of this project came an outpouring of artifacts and stories captured by the Museum with the aid of high school students preparing for their history trip. The partnership continued in 2017 when a new group of students visited Europe, calling it the Vimy 100 Trip.

This exhibition is part of the second instalment of the Community Remembrance Project. Again, the High School collaborated with local businesses to ensure we never forget.

Featured in the Lions Room is a selection of personal artifacts and recorded memories of veterans from the First and Second World Wars. The banners lining the room will be some of many that will border Downtown Parry Sound’s streets in the autumn of 2017.

Thank you to all those who loaned to the Museum for this exhibition



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Government of Ontario.