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Rat Portage Becomes Kenora
Vol. 15 No. 1
by Lori Nelson

Local legend has it that the town’s name was changed from Rat Portage to Kenora because the Maple Leaf Milling Company was reluctant to establish a mill here if it meant having to put the word rat on their flour bags. Adding credence to the story is that when the milling company did build here in 1905, Rat Portage was no longer. The town’s new name was Kenora.

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The Struggle for Daylight Savings Time
Vol. 13 No. 2
by Lori Nelson

Some sprang forward and others flatly refused to budge on May 1st, 1914 in the Town of Kenora.

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RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP or BECOME A MEMBER ONLINE!
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OZHITAAN: Building a Birch Bark Canoe
July 31 Drop in For more info ...

PADDLE PAINTING
August 6 2-4pm For more info ...

ART CALL
Kenora in 150 Photographs
We want your Photos
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In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

Let's Celebrate
CANADA
150 years!
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ON NOW!!
OAR and PADDLE
History of Canoeing & Rowing
on Lake of the Woods
July 1 - September 2
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The Museum's newsletter goes out four times a year, and is full of updates on upcoming exhibits and events, museum news, giftshop updates, membership and donor info, as well as a feature article on the history of the Lake of the Woods.