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The Muse gratefully receives monetary donations throughout the year. Donors may wish to designate their donation to general Museum or Art Centre operations, temporary exhibits, events or programming.

General Operations – This money is spent on the day-to-day operations of the Museum and/or Art Centre and includes such things as educational programming, purchases for our reference library, conservation, staff training, and building maintenance.

Temporary Exhibits – These funds are used to develop, promote and research temporary exhibits. The Muse hosts 6-10 temporary exhibits each year. Recognition of donors is made in the Muse’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 or the Art Centre in memory of or to honour a loved one, please indicate whom the donation commemorates and the name and address of the person to whom acknowledgment should be sent. All in honour and in memoriam donations of $10 or more are acknowledged with an income tax receipt.


Including a gift to The Muse in your will is a simple way to make a lasting contribution to the community.You honour us by choosing such a meaningful way of giving back. Please contact us to ensure we understand your directions and can use your gift as you intend. Thank you!


Income tax receipts will automatically be issued for all donations to The Muse, the Lake of the Woods Museum and the Douglas Family Art Centre of $10 or more. Receipts will be issued for lesser amounts upon request.

Charitable receipts for income tax purposes may be issued for donations of artifacts. The person who determines the fair market value of the property must be competent and qualified to evaluate the particular property being transferred as a gift. Donations exceeding a value of $1000 must be accompanied by a written professional appraisal, paid for by the donor, before a tax receipt can be issued.

We are extremely grateful for any donations you make throughout the year. We realize though, that charitable donations are often made in the latter part of the year, and with that in mind, just a reminder that we are only able to issue an income tax receipt for a particular year if we receive the donation in that year (or it is postmarked by Canada Post for that year). If we receive a cheque in 2020, even though it may be dated 2019, we must issue the receipt for 2020.

Income tax receipts will be issued for donations associated with Patron, Sustaining, Sponsor, and Benefactor memberships.

Did you know?

The name “Kenora” is a portmanteau of the names of local towns Keewatin, Norman, and Rat Portage— KE from Keewatin,  NO from Norman, and RA from Rat Portage.