We're Open!
NOW OPEN

7 DAYS / WEEK FROM 10AM - 5PM

We are excited to announce that the Lake of the Woods Museum and Douglas Family Art Centre are once again open to the public! We will be beginning our summer hours, which means we will be open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm.

Art at the Lake
ART AT THE LAKE

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE SIOUX NARROWS ARTS FESTIVAL

Art at the Lake is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Sioux Narrows Arts Festival. It features the artwork of twenty past and present artists who have contributed to the Festival over the years.

This exhibition is on display at the Douglas Family Art Centre from July 24 - August 8.

The Red Chair Sessions
THE RED CHAIR SESSIONS

NADYA KWANDIBENS

The Red Chair Sessions is an ongoing open-call portraiture series by Indigenous photographer, Nadya Kwandibens, that places importance on the acknowledgement and reclamation of Indigenous lands and the revitalization of Indigenous languages.

The Douglas Family Art Centre is pleased to show this exhibition from July 16 - September 25.

Raising the Curtain
RAISING THE CURTAIN

30 YEARS OF TRYLIGHT THEATRE CO.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Kenora’s TryLight Theatre Co. After producing 60 memorable shows they’ve partnered with the Lake of the Woods Museum to produce an exhibit to share the stories of the company and their performances.

Exhibition runs July 16 - September 18

Phillips Interpretted
PHILLIPS INTERPRETTED

QA5 QUILTERS & WALTER J. PHILLIPS

Phillips Interpreted was born of a common love for Lake of the Woods and an appreciation for the artwork of Walter J. Phillips. Over three years the artists of QA5 – Nancy Bergman, Judy Christie, Jan Lindstrom, Maryanne Nilson and Pat Schwartz – have created their interpretations of Phillips’ works that were inspired by the Lake of the Woods region.

View the exhibition at the Douglas Family Art Centre from July 16 - September 11.

Virtual Exhibitions
VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

ART & HISTORY FROM HOME

Now you can enjoy a bit of The Muse from the comfort of your home with our virtual exhibitions!

Research Stories
RESEARCH STORIES

LEARN ABOUT OUR LOCAL HISTORY

Did you know that we have dozens of research stories written by staff and volunteers over the years? Whether you are interested in sports, boats, buildings, industry, or something else, we're sure to have something to quench your thirst for knowledge!

The Muse Blog
THE MUSE BLOG

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

For the latest happenings at The Muse, interesting stories and artifacts from the region, and creative project ideas, visit The Muse Blog!

Art Library
ART LIBRARY

AT THE DOUGLAS FAMILY ART CENTRE

We are excited to announce the addition of the Art Library at the Douglas Family Art Centre. Books are available for loan to Muse members, and for on-site reference for the general public.

If you are interested in donating books or have a research request, click the button below to learn more.

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Kenora’s Huskie the Muskie was built as a special roadside attraction during the building of the Trans-Canada Highway in the 1960s.  The name Huskie was chosen because it was submitted with a slogan: Huskie the Muskie says, “prevent water pollution”

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