December 3, 2022 Hours:
11 am to 4 pm

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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 Gallery is open to the public after a lot of hard work and waiting!

The West Parry Sound District Museum received a $27,800 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to complete renovations to the E Roy Smith Gallery. The project was completed in February 2022, and will give the community new exhibitions that feature our local heritage.


Watch the video to see all the renovations that took place to get the gallery where it is today. There is still a lot to come too, so be sure to visit more than once to see new exhibitions and learn more about our district's history.


In October 2019, the Museum began installing the model of the Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Railway, but not without the help of some dedicated volunteers of course! Thank you to all those who helped move the train into the Permanent Gallery.

Bringing up the train!

There sure were a lot of pieces!

...and even more screws!

Shout out to thom morrissey photography for capturing it all on film :)

Staff and volunteers have been hard at work in the E Roy Smith Gallery. The Barn is officially down and has been moved out of the Gallery into storage.

A big thank you to Merrill, Joanne, Ellen, Roger, Gord, Barb, Quinlan, Doug and Daryl for making this happen!


The Museum has successfully completed the first stage of our planned fall 2019 renovation of the E. Roy Smith Gallery; moving the Mackinaw boat. Watch the video below to see how we did it. Thank you to the staff of Glenn Burney Marina who made the move possible.


Now On Display...

Start Date:
Sep 08/2022
Forest In Flight

End Date:
Dec 17/2022

Forest In Flight

Art Show by
Rita Milton & Cathy Groulx

Rita Milton and Cathy Groulx are professional artists, whose long time friendship has come together in this exhibition of nature inspired paintings. While diverse in styles, using mixed media or oil paints, these works include a wide variety of subject matter. Landscapes on large canvases contrast with the inner workings of nature, as smaller up close and personal pieces. Contentment and inner peace is the joy felt, coming from each artist.


by Rita Milton

by Cathy Groulx

All of the paintings you see on display within the art show are available for purchase, so if you see something you like let us know!

by Cathy Groulx

by Rita Milton

by Rita Milton

by Cathy Groulx

Forest In Flight will be on display at the Museum from Thursday, September 8th to Saturday, December 17th. Come check out the beautiful landscapes and colourful expressions of art before it's too late!


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