June 14, 2024 Hours:
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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Email: info@museumontowerhill.com
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
Pass Holders FREE

Reconnecting with the Forgotten

We welcome you to our extraordinary exhibition, "Reconnecting with the Forgotten." We invite you to explore the captivating pictures of unidentified individuals from various walks of life in the West Parry Sound District's past. This thought-provoking collection aims to bridge the gap between the unknown and the known, fostering a connection that transcends time.

Unveiling the Mystery

The Faces of Mystery

Step into a world where the faces of the unidentified beckon for recognition. Each photograph tells a tale of anonymity, urging us to reflect on lives in obscurity.

Curator Insight

Since the start of the West Parry Sound District Museum, our staff has collected items with the purpose of preserving and sharing the history of the District. A part of that includes preserving the human stories and lives behind an item, which is especially important with photographs. The exhibit's curator, Michaela Dickens, has meticulously gathered these images from diverse sources within our Museum's collection to present them in an evocative montage. It is their hope that the community of the West Parry Sound District and all those who have a connection to its past will aid us in our endeavour to return identities to faces that have been lost to time. We ask that you immerse yourself in studying these faces for hints of connection and in the responsibility of being a storyteller for the forgotten in this exhibit and in your daily life.

Quote from the Curator:

"Museum's work hard to collect and preserve as many pieces of history as we can. Our goal is not to hide these items away but to showcase them and utilize them to provide information in new and exciting ways for our visitors. One aspect that many museum workers struggle with is the amount of history that is not preserved. Particularly the intangible details of an artifact, such as the stories of those connected or depicted, how it was used or created and the effect it had on the lives tied to it. This project is one way we hope to preserve those details so we can be better able to explore the human elements behind the items we collect and keep them alive for future generations."

The Journey of Discovery

Interactive Displays

Engage with our interactive displays to contribute your insights. Your perspective could be the key to unlocking the mysteries surrounding these individuals, breathing life into the forgotten.

Connecting Threads

Discover the common threads that bind us all. Through thematic clusters, we invite you to discern the shared experiences and emotions that traverse time and circumstances.

Collaborative Storytelling

Join us in our ongoing collaborative effort to piece together the stories of the unidentified. Share your thoughts, memories and any potential leads that might help us reconnect with the forgotten souls captured in these photographs.

Legacy of Remembering

In honouring these unknown individuals, we strive to create a legacy of remembrance. Together, we can ensure that no one is truly forgotten and every life, no matter how brief or obscure, is acknowledged.

Online Exhibit

Below is a collection of additional photos that are not available in our physical exhibit. If you recognize the people in any of the photos, click the photo to fill out our form. The museum will contact you for more information. Please contact info@museumontowerhill.com if you have any issues with this process.
















































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