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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
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The E. Roy Smith Gallery is currently closed.

The E. Roy Smith Gallery, normally the home of our permanent or long-running exhibitions, has been shut down so that the Gallery can be updated. This October the Museum will begin installing a working model of the Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Railway. The opening of the permanent gallery has not yet been set, but we anticipate reopening it in 2020. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding!

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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:
Mar 04/2020
Logging: A History

End Date:
Dec 20/2020

Explore the logging industry of the West Parry Sound District in this exhibition!

On March 4th, 2020, the Museum opened a new exhibition, Logging: A History. This exhibit will be on display in the Museum's Founders Room until December 20th, so there is plenty of time to come out and explore this important aspect of the West Parry Sound District's history.

This exhibition will discuss some of the prominent lumber companies that were situated along the shores of Georgian Bay. It will delve into the not-so-glamourous life of the lumberman, looking at his day-to-day life and the various jobs each man had to preform in order to get the logs from the forest to the sawmills. And explore the numerous tools of the trade, which assisted the men in being able to complete their roles. 






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