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The Museum at Port Carling, Ontario Canada


Anniversary Exhibit

This year’s 50th anniversary exhibit will highlight the museum’s own history. There is also a ’50 years ago’ element being added to each of our permanent exhibits.



Canada Day Celebrations!

Our annual Canada Day Quiz takes place on Tuesday, July 1st from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Test your knowledge of Canadian and local history from 50 years ago in order to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary! Take part in a museum-wide scavenger hunt, while earning points towards a discount in our gift shop. Kids(…)


NEW! Kid’s Summer Program

‘Flash-back Fun Days’ are starting at the Muskoka Lakes Museum this summer. Four great new programs for 5-12 years-olds every Wednesday through Friday from July 2nd to August 23rd at 1pm to 3pm and Saturday from 10 am -noon. Wild Wednesdays – Experience Muskoka’s wildlife through our interactive ‘stuffed bird case’, handle real furs and more(…)


50th Anniversary Invitation

Join us on Saturday, July 26th as we celebrate our 50th anniversary with a FREE day of family activities and entertainment on the island. These will include Pioneer children’s games, First Nations display, live music, Pioneer demonstrations, Animals of Muskoka display, and an official ceremony at 2pm. More details will follow.    



50th Anniversary Party This Saturday!

You’re Invited to a Full Day of Free Activities and Entertainment! Join us at the Muskoka Lakes Museum, in Port Carling, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Live Music, interactive displays (including a live exhibit of Muskoka wildlife), an in-water antique boat show, as well as a Pioneer Power exhibit, and 1812 military encampment, will(…)


And the Mystery Artifact is…

  The artifact on display at the Muskoka Pioneer Power Show is, in fact, a fire extinguisher. Once containing either salt water or a mixture of fire-supressing chemicals (namely, carbon tetrachloride), the glass bulb would have been wall-mounted with the accompanying metal bracket. In the event of a fire the bulb would be thrown at(…)


Attention Youth Volunteers!

The Muskoka Lakes Museum is looking for some enthusiastic youths to volunteer in the children’s programs and other special events at the museum!  The children’s programs are held every Wednesday to Friday 1-3 pm. and Saturday 10 am. – noon throughout the summer.  Each day is a different theme, with crafts and games to tie(…)


Big Announcement

On Saturday, April 26th the Museum was very pleased to announce that we have received a $50,000 donation from Brock and Willa Napier. The Museum board expressed a very big THANK YOU to both Brock and Willa for their thoughtfulness and community spirit. This very generous gift was given to mark the museum’s 50th anniversary,(…)