The Muskoka Lakes Museum has an Endowment Fund to which donors may choose to direct their support. Contributions to the Muskoka Lakes Museum Endowment Fund are restricted by donors to be held by the Museum in perpetuity and invested. The earnings or growth on the Endowment Fund investments may be used for Museum expenses at the discretion of the board of directors.
To donate to the Muskoka Lakes Museum’s Endowment Fund, visit our Canada Helps page and select “Endowment Fund” from the dropdown menu.
Notice Anything New?
You may have noticed our membership and admission fees have recently changed.
The Muskoka Lakes Museum is dedicated to providing our visitors the best experience for learning about the history of the Muskoka region. To do this, we rely on admission, donation, and membership sales for 60% of our operating costs. Your contribution to the museum is incredibly important and appreciated, so thank you! To account for rising costs, we have decided to increase our rates for the first time in decades. Thank you for continuing to support the museum and help us promote heritage in our local community of Port Carling.
The Muskoka Lakes Museum also has an exciting future ahead. In accordance with our current Renewal and Sustainability Plan, the Museum is planning to expand our current facilities. These changes include increasing the museum’s accessibility, expanding current gallery space, and optimizing our collections storage. In total, these changes will cost just over $1 million. These changes will only be possible through the support of our members and visitors.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
The Museum relies on donations from the community to fulfill our mission of presenting and preserving the history of Muskoka Lakes.
We are currently looking for objects unique to the area of Muskoka Lakes, for example, objects from resorts or manufactured in Muskoka. We ask that you provide us with details and confirmation of the history and use of the object in Muskoka if it is not directly evident. Any further documentation or images you can provide is always welcome.
If you have an artifact you’d like to donate to the museum, please fill out the artifact donation form or reach out to the curator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact the museum before bringing your objects in. Thank you.