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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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Do Not Miss

Our Town Talks
Presentations by Braden Murray
January 26 @ 2pm
February 21 @ 7pm
March 23 @ 2pm
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What is fun, interesting, delicious and held at the Lake of the Woods Museum?
We Are What We Eat 2019!!!
Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23
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In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

COMING SOON!
Our Town
An Exhibit of Large Scale
Rat Portage/Kenora
Town Images
January 17 - March 30, 2019
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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.