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RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP or BECOME A MEMBER ONLINE!
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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT - For KIDS!
Victorian Biscuits & Butter Jul 21
Rat Portage Ice Cream Social Aug 18
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Cemetery Walking Tours
Presented by
Lake of the Woods Museum
Wednesdays, June, July & August
11:00 am - 12 noon
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LANTERN LIT NIGHT TOURS:
A Look at Kenora's Dark Past
July 25 and August 22 only
8:30 - 10:00 pm
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In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

THE HOMEFRONT:
Kenora and The Great War
An exhibit that describes how WWI impacted people locally
June 29 - September 1
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Learn more about Kenora’s new Art Centre – The Case for Support …

Make a donation to The BIG PICTURE CAMPAIGN …

The BIG PICTURE CAMPAIGN – Framing a new Art Centre for Kenora – Campaign Video …

THE BIG PICTURE CAMPAIGN – Fundraising Goal Progress …

 Welcome to the Lake of the Woods Museum

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The award-winning Lake of the Woods Museum, one of the finest small museums in Canada, is located in the City of Kenora, Ontario, the gateway to Canada’s west. The Museum was established in 1964 and seeks to promote understanding of and respect for the cultures and heritage of the Lake of the Woods area, and to engage a diverse community in discovery and
learning.

Today, this well-established museum is home to a varied and intriguing collection of artifacts and thematic displays and special events.

Come and visit the museum to learn more about the intriguing history of Lake of the Woods.

More about us…

Our Vision is to contribute to a stronger community by inspiring a passion for our history, diversity, and pride in our heritage.

Plan Your Visit

Getting here, Hours and Admission, Tours, and Accessibility. more...

Get Involved

Memberships, Giving, Volunteering, Sponsorship, Thanks and Acknowledgement. more...

Collections and Research

Museum Collection, Research Facilities, Archives, Historical Timeline, Stories. more...

Exhibits

Current and Upcoming Exhibits, Permanent Exhibits, Virtual Exhibits. more...

Events

Find out what's happening at the museum. more...

Education

School Programs, Teacher Resources, Plan a School Visit. more...

Services

Meeting Facilities and Rentals. more...

Gift Shop

Books, Stationery, Giftware, Children's Books and Toys. more...
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Kenora is the smallest town to ever win the Stanley Cup. A photograph of the winning team and a hockey stick used in the game are displayed to commemorate those players who, at the time, were described as that speedy bunch of scintillating puck chasers.