The Muskoka Lakes Museum is now closed for the winter. We will re-open on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, (Victoria Day wkd). Details on the Museum’s 2018 programs and activities will be posted to this website as they become available and are confirmed. Thank you for your support during the 2017 season, and helping make the […]
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Join us at the 2018 Port Carling Winterfest, taking place from February 2nd to 4th. We’ll be holding our annual snow snake throwing contest on the morning of the 4th, at Hanna Park. Open to all – great fun and great prizes from Algonquin Outfitters and Muskoka Highlands Golf.
In 2017 we expanded the First Nations display in our 1st gallery, featuring the original Anishinaabe presence in the region, as well as highlighting the First Nations history since European contact. The Gallery now features a model of a wigwam, 2 birch bark canoes, furs & hides, quill work, authentic First Nations leather jacket & moccasins, […]
Visit us on Saturday, October 11th as we celebrate both Thanksgiving, and the last weekend of our 2014 season at the Museum. The day’s activities will include fresh apple pressing, pioneer craft demonstrations (including wool spinning, and hand-splitting cedar shakes), corn husk doll making, and more. Refreshments and admission are free!
Visit us on Saturday, September 27th as part of Doors Open Ontario. Cross the threshold of our square-timbered log cabin and you’ll step back in time to the pioneer days of Muskoka’s early settlers. George and Jane Hall, with the aid of the two eldest of their seven children, William and Thomas, built this house […]
Canada Day Quiz Challenge 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 […]