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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
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Videos

Interested in ordering a video? Call 705-746-5365 or email info@museumontowerhill.com to learn how.

 


Depot Harbour
$25.00

Join us for a journey through one of Canada's greatest Harbout Towns. Narrated by local historian Dave Thomas, the DVD explores the optimitc first days, its boom time and finally its dramtic demise through century-old photographs and the personal stories behind them.

Length 84 minutes
Narrated by Dave Thomas with photographs and slides provided by the Dave Thomas Collection


Parry Sound Collection: Volume I 1869-1895
$25.00

Examine the early days of the town involving William Beathy, the construction of many modern day buildings along with such tragedies as teh Brunswick HOtel fire and the flodding of the Harbour during Hurricae Hazel, this extensive collection provides a valuable look into yesteryear.

Length 88 minutes
Narrated by Dave Thomas with photographs and slides provided by the Dave Thomas Collection


Parry Sound Collection: Volume II 1895-1907
$25.00

Take a look at the Parry Sound Electric Company, the Blacksmith Shop, Tose Point Hotel and the General Hospital. Volume II of the Parry Sound Collection covers the death of Governer Beatty, the first Shamrock hockey team, the first train from James Bay Junction to Rose Point and much more!

Length 54 Minutes
Narrated by Dave Thomas with photographs and slides provided by the Dave Thomas Collection


Parry Sound Collection: Volume III 1907 to 1917 
$25.00

Travel back in time to watch the high school being built, and look up a name in Parry Sound's first telephone directory. Also featured in this volume is the CPR Station, St Joseph's Hospital, Victoria House, and Mowat Island.

Length 104 Minutes
Narrated by Dave Thomas with photographs and slides provided by the Dave Thomas Collection


 

Parry Sound Collection: Volume IV 1917 to 1927
$25.00

This volume of the Parry Sound Collection covers events such as the Cascade dam failure, the building of Victory School and Regatta day in the Harbour. However, our favourite segment is all about the MNR base on Tower Hill.

Length 106 minutes
Narrated by Dave Thomas with photographs and slides provided by the Dave Thomas Collection

 

Parry Sound Collection: Volume V 1927 to 1978
$25

Narrated by Dave Thomas with photographs and slides provided by the Dave Thomas Collection


When Lumbering was King: 1857 to 1924
$25.00

Enjoy this historical film that exmines the early beginnings of the lumber industry  in the Parry Sound area. Local historian, Dave Thomas, explores the rich history of past logging and highlights its importance to the development of the community.

Length 72 minutes
Narrated by Dave Thomas with photographs and slides provided by the Dave Thomas Collection


Island of Great Spirit: The Legacy of Manitoulin
$20.00

For thousands of years, the Anisheinabek-speaking nations of Turtle Island met in the middle of their territory on an island known today as Manitouilin. There, a complex system of government formed and chiefs would meet regularly to discuss matters of importance to the Anishinabek. This documentary film details the intriguing history of Manitoulin Island.

Length 140 minutes + extras


 

Life on the Edge: Stories from Muskoka's Past
$20.00

The story of Muskoka is one strongly tied to the environment. For centuries, the granite that lies just beneath its surface has shaped life on the edge of the Canadain shield. This documentary explores the facinating history of the Muskoka district and its people.

Length 136 minutes + extras


The Land Between
$25.00

This visiually spectacular three-part documentary series explores the newly recognized area in Ontario, Canada, that many people are calling The Land Between. Narrated by R.H. Thomson, the series uses aerieal and time-lapse vidography, cinematic historical re-enactments, animation, an original musical score and hundreds of rare historical photographs and films to introduce you to The Land Between, and the ever-changing story of how humans have interacted with this special region throughout time.

Length 3 x 50 Minutes

 

The Land Between, Blu-Ray
$30.00

This visiually spectacular three-part documentary series explores the newly recognized area in Ontario, Canada, that many people are calling The Land Between. Narrated by R.H. Thomson, the series uses aerieal and time-lapse vidography, cinematic historical re-enactments, animation, an original musical score and hundreds of rare historical photographs and films to introduce you to The Land Between, and the ever-changing story of how humans have interacted with this special region throughout time.

Length 3 x 50 Minutes


 

Riches Beyond Our Rocks: Stories From Greater Sudbury
$20.00

The story of the City of Greater Sudbury is as diverse and rich as the rocks beneath its surface: and the roots of its people run just as deep. For centuries the riches of the Sudbury landscape have attracted peoples from throughout Canada and the world.

Length 124 Minutes + Extras


 

Rooted In Stone: Reflections on West Parry Sound's Past
$20.00

The West Parry Sound area is a place where the sublime beauty and ferocity of the Georgian Bay and the strength and severity of the Canadian Shield converge. Here, for thousands of years, people have managed to carve out a life for themselves amidst the rocks.

Length 128 Minutes + Extras


 

West Wind: This Vision of Tom Thomson
$19.99

Tom Thomson is one of Canada's most famous and beloved artists. His vibrant landscape paintings helped define a young nation in th eearly 20th century and have become iconic symbols of Canada.

Length 95 Minutes

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