Heritage Week at the Muse! February 21 to 25, 2023

by Lori Nelson

Each February, Ontarians are invited to participate in Heritage Week to celebrate heritage in all its forms and to reflect on how heritage is conserved, promoted and commemorated, and how it shapes the future.
 
At The Muse, we have a few things planned for that week to help you turn your attention to our heritage.
 
Here’s what we have planned:
 

ALL WEEK: TUESDAY – SATURDAY

Tell Me a Story: Youth Literature and the Holocaust
This exhibit from the Montreal Holocaust Museum tells the true stories of five children who experienced the Holocaust. While this exhibit is geared towards children 8+, it is a learning experience for adults as well. On display until March 25.
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

11 am – 8 pm
I-Live-in-Kenora-but-I’ve-never-been-to-The-Muse Day
1/2 price admission that day for our visitors to both the Lake of the Woods Museum and the Douglas Family Art Centre.
 
11 am – 12:30 pm
Dating Historic Photographs and What the Museum Can Do for You
For those aged 55+ (free admission)
Pre-registration is required by phoning the Museum at (807)467-2105
This presentation will be at the Douglas Family Art Centre.
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

2 – 3 pm
All Aboard: The First Trip by Rail from Rat Portage to Thunder Bay
A slide/talk presentation by Museum Curator Braden Murray at the Douglas Family Art Centre.
Admission by donation. No pre-registration required.

Did you know?

There is archaeological evidence of people living on the Lake of the Woods for thousands of years.  Radiocarbon dating places humans at the north end of the lake as early as 200 B.C.