Founders' Museum and Pioneer Village (The)

Site: Founders' Museum and Pioneer Village

Service: Museum

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Description & Services
Public Comments Hall rentals, church rental and photo shoots are available. For information, call 807-475-7424 or email
Description (Agency) Operates a museum of historic items from settlers of Northwestern Ontario
Description (Service)
  • Operates a museum of historic items from settlers of Northwestern Ontario 
  • Showcases collections of historical artifacts from the late 1800s to 1949 
  • Consists of a pioneer village with general store, pioneer home, church, school, village square, train station, workshops, and library
This organization is a Registered Charity
Hours Fri-Sun 12 noon-4:30 pm, May-Aug
Dates Sep-Apr: Non-operational
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application process
Languages English
Fees Donation
Contact Information
Office Phone Museum 807-475-7424 
Municipality of Oliver Paipoogne Office 807-935-2613
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Lois Garrity, Curator
Alternate Contact Sharon Walker, Assistant Curator
Site Location Thunder Bay Rural West (past NorWester Hotel)
Located In Community Slate River
Address 3190 Hwy 61 S
Slate River, ON P7J 0G8
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Intersection Hwy 61 S and Gillespie Rd
Mailing Address c/o Founders' Museum 
3250 Hwy 130 
Rosslyn, ON P7K 0B1
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Wheelchair accessible except for the 2nd Fl of the General Store and the Pioneer Home
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1965
Funding Donations