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The Hudson’s Bay Company in Rat Portage
Vol. 14 No. 2
by the Hudson's Bay Company Archives

1836. That is the earliest reference to a trading post near the site known as Portage du Rat or the rat carrying place. It seems likely that the post was built to replace the Dalles post, which closed in 1836.

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McLeod Park
Vol. 13 No. 3
by Lori Nelson

There’s a small parcel of land situated between downtown Kenora and Tunnel Island that, in its history, mirrors a substantial part of the development of the entire area.

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Farming on the Canadian Shield
Vol. 16 No. 2

Farming – it’s likely one of the last things one would consider doing on the Canadian Shield. In a place where rocks and lakes and trees dominate the landscape, setting about to coax something edible from the earth wouldn’t have been easy , and yet there were those who did and were successful at it. We present to you a few of those early settlers who took to farming on the Canadian Shield…

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Western Algoma Brick Co.
Vol. 17 No. 2

On July 31, 1894, the local newspaper, The Semi-Weekly Record, made this pronouncement… “The wooden era of our town is at an end and we have entered upon the brick and stone era.”

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The Prominent Business Houses of Rat Portage
Vol. 18 No. 4

In 1888, “The New West”, a publication from Winnipeg, Manitoba, published the following account entitled Prominent Business Houses of Rat Portage.

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Ontario Arts Council
Grant Information Session
Thursday, September 20 @ 6pm
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The Berlin Enigma
Book Launch
DF Harrington
Thursday, October 4 @ 7pm
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Blood, Guts and Ghosts
A LOW Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 6 @ 2pm
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Seven Generations Education Institute and the Lake of the Woods Museum present
COLONIZATION ROAD
Movie Screening
Tuesday October 9 @ 7pm
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The Lake of the Woods Museum
is pleased to announce the
establishment of
THE GAIL KONANTZ
ART EDUCATION FUND
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In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

FIBRE CONTENT 2018
A Juried Exhibit of
Contemporary Textile Art
Sep 25 - Nov 3
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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.