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Monetary Donations

Your donation enables the Museum to continue its vital role in the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of our area’s history. It is a preservation not only of material culture, but also of the stories, memories, and contributions of the people who have lived in this area.



The Museum gratefully receives monetary donations throughout the year. Donors may wish to designate their donation to any of several specific funds:

  1. General Operations – This money is spent on the day-to-day operations of the museum and includes such things as educational programming, purchases for our reference library, conservation, staff training, and building maintenance.
  2. Exhibition and Collection Development Fund – This fund supports the acquisition and display of museum artifacts.
  3. Heritage Fund – This fund was established specifically for the acquisition and restoration of museum artifacts.

Recognition of donors is made in the Museum’s newsletter. As well, all donations of $10 or more are acknowledged with an income tax receipt.



If you would like to make a donation to the Museum in memory or to honour a loved one, please indicate whom the donation commemorates, the name and address of the person to whom acknowledgment should be sent, and to whom the income tax receipt should be sent. In Memoriam envelopes for the Lake of the Woods Museum are available at both local funeral homes, and at the Museum.



By remembering the Lake of the Woods Museum in your will, you can leave a legacy that supports your interests in our community’s heritage. Bequests allow you to retain control of your assets during your lifetime, but give you the knowledge that the Lake of the Woods Museum will later benefit from your generosity.

Do Not Miss

Historians Share Their Research on the
La Verendrye and Father Aulneau Story
June 25 and June 26 @ 7pm
Learn more about the 2 part presentation and the presenters

In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

Honouring the Sacred Jingle Dress
July 1 - October 19 2019
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Matches were invented c1840 and were called 'vestas' after the Roman goddess of the hearth. Matches were often stored in elegant silver containers called vesta cases, like those on display in the Museum.