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Timber Village Museum Committee

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To provide a cultural, recreational and learning resource for the residents of Blind River and surrounding area from Thessalon to Spanish; to research, preserve, exhibit, store and interpret the Town's logging and lumbering heritage and the social histories of its people for future generations.  The Timber Village Museum, which is owned and operated by the Corporation of The Town of Blind River, will research, collect, preserve and display items of historical relevance to the industries and social histories of Blind River and immediate areas of the North Shore from Spanish to Dean Lake. The Museum will also house a temporary gallery for the display and use of local art as well as educational and cultural programming.

Annual Events

  • Living History School Program (early June). Geared towards grades 1-4
  • Summer Art Show & Sale (late June - early September). Registration opens May 1st. 
  • Lumberjack Dinner (October)

Volunteers help to keep the museum going

In 2007, Sally Horton received a Volunteer Service Award (Ontario Government) for her volunteering efforts of 8 years with the Board of Timber Village Museum Committee. In 2006, Ruth Christilaw received recognition for her 10 years of past service on the Committee  and was presented with the Community Heritage Recognition award (Ontario government). In 2013, Yvonne Suffern received recognition for her 10 years of past service on the advisory committee. Darcy and Myril Lynn Brason-Lediett were made "lifetime members" of the Timber Village Museum for their extraordinary volunteering in research and programming

We invite visitors to our year-round operation.

Hours are:

  • June/July/August: Daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm
  • September to May: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm * or by appointment or special event.

Membership is encouraged. Members are entitled to free admission for one year, free assess to the Museum's archives, and 10% off items in the Gift Shop.

The Museum is comprised of two permanent history galleries, a temporary gallery with changing art and history exhibitions, and a gift shop. Outside exhibits include a blacksmith shop (open for events only) and various machinery from the old sawmill. Picnic tables and bus parking are available next door, at Travel Centre. Don't miss a photographic opportunity at the Northern Ontario Logging Memorial, adjacent to the Museum grounds.

For more information contact Museum Manager/Curator at 705-356-7544 or email museum@blindriver.ca

Committee Members

S. Wells, Councillor
J. Dunbar, Councillor
C. Blahey
Y. Suffern
D. Stewart
C. Myler
J. Horton
G. Suffern
J. Bow

B. La Chappelle, Manager 

Meeting Times: 7:00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Location: Timber Village Museum

Agendas & Minutes