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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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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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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.