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Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives

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Record #: MID0338 Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2013
DescriptionThe Penetanguishene Museum is housed in an 1875 Heritage Building, formerly the C. Beck Lumber office and General Store, showcasing the town's bilingual and Victorian past. The museum displays, documents and artifacts including:  
* the Abinaki and Huron tribes  
* Brulé, Champlain, Rocellet and Jesuit missionaries  
* logging, lumbering and industrial development 
* domestic, pioneer, retail and recreational items and exhibits 
* 1901 Oldsmobile 
* replica of a 1891 Firehall. 
Programming includes: 
* educational programs  
* day camps 
* special events 
* a research room, staffed by volunteers, with genealogical information on the local area. 
Also has a gift shop and picnic area near the waterfront and occasional Art Exhibits.
Service Details
HoursMon-Sat 9 am-4:30 pm, Sun (summers only) 12 noon-4:30 pm
DatesYear round
Areas ServedSimcoe North
ApplicationCall for information
FeesAdmission - Adults $4.50, Seniors $4, Students $3.50, Under 5 free. Group rates available
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Address and Location
Address & Map
13 Burke St
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1C1
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Address NotesNear Town Dock
IntersectionBurke St & Beck Blvd
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone705-549-2150
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Primary ContactNicole Jackson, Curator/Museum Supervisor
Alternate ContactJanice Gadsdon, Curatorial Assistant