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A Community Conversation

The Lake of the Woods Museum and the City of Kenora present:   A Community Conversation About the Bridge Art Pieces  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7 pm Lake of the Woods Museum 300 Main Street South, Kenora Let’s have an…

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2050: Our Lakes, Streams and Climate

2050: Our Lakes, Streams and Climate A Discussion with IISD Experimental Lakes Area Aquatic Scientists Please join IISD Experimental Lakes Area aquatic scientists Scott Higgins and Michael Paterson as they talk: water fish habitat rising temperatures rainfall ice coverage carbon…

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OUR TOWN TALKS

  OUR TOWN TALKS Admission is by donation. No registration required. Please join us and attend one, two or all of the presentations. Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. – Working Hard or Hardly Working: Industry in Kenora In Kenora people have…

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BLOOD GUTS and GHOSTS from Kenora’s Past

  Hear about the Blood, Guts, and Ghosts from Kenora’s past on this special Thanksgiving weekend guided tour of the Lake of the Woods Cemetery. Join Museum Educator Braden Murray to hear the true tales that caused Pierre Burton to…

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COLONIZATION ROAD

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag,…

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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT – For Kids!

We’ve decided to design a couple of We Are What We Eat sessions for the kids. The adults can’t have all the fun … and yummy eats! To register for one or both of these sessions, please drop by the Museum,…

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The Big Picture Campaign Pre-Owned Art Auction

From May 16-25, the Lake of the Woods Museum is hosting an exhibit and silent auction of pre-owned art donated by community members who may wish to refresh their art collections. There are over 150 items on display. Everything from photographs, original painting, soapstone…

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Do Not Miss

Our Town Talks
Presentations by Braden Murray
March 23 @ 2pm
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A Community Conversation
About the Bridge Art Pieces
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COMMON GROUND 2019
April 6, 2019
Tickets available at the Museum
Cash or Cheque only
Here's the Speaker Line-up

CALL TO ARTISTS!
A Juried Exhibition at the new
Art Centre
Find out how to submit your work here

In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

ON NOW!
OUR TOWN
An Exhibit of Large Scale
Rat Portage/Kenora
Town Images
January 17 - March 30, 2019
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There were 6 prisoner-of-war camps on Lake of the Woods during World War II. The lumber camps housed German prisoners who were set to work out in the bush cutting timber. The Museum has several boat models built by the prisoners at those camps.