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Fenelon Falls Museum (The)
Fenelon Falls , Ontario
Tourism Region: Kawarthas

A community museum telling the story of the settlement of the area around the falls, the changes in the local environment, and the lifestyles of its people, housed in the 1837 home of James Wallis.

About the Collections
Exhibits displayed in an 1837 house built by James Wallis; include kitchen utensils, tools, china, lace, quilts, furniture, gun collection, toys, documents, Aboriginal artifacts, dolls, and a one-room schoolhouse
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 5000

Items of local significance - Fenelon Falls and immediate vicinity. Deeds, maps, voter lists, newspapers, photographs, letters, day books, receipts
Cartographic Materials • Prints and Drawings • Microforms • Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts
Early Ontario domestic furnishings, costumes, household items and collectibles.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Glass • Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork • Musical Instruments • Textiles or Tapestries

Fine Arts
Art of local significance - Anne Langton, Katherine Wallis, Alec Sailamaa
Culture: Canadian
Period: Contemporary • Historical
Media: Painting • Sculpture
Miscellaneous: Folk Art

Human History
Agriculture • Animal Husbandry • Archaeological Objects • Ceremonial Objects • Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Currency • Electricity • Exploration and Survey • Fisheries • Forestry • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Marine History and Technology • Medals • Medical History and Technology • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Printing and Bookbinding • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Sports Equipment • Toys and Games • Transportation : Marine : Motorized ground : Non-motorized ground : Railway • Local History • Weapons

Natural Sciences
Taxidermy and one fossil
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections) : Zoology : Invertebrates : Vertebrates, Birds (Aves), Mammals (Mammalia), Reptiles (Reptilia) • Paleontological Collections

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Services & Activities
Limited copying of photographs and archival materials, reference information and assistance with research.

Research Services
Assistance with collections and genealogical research.
Archival Records • Genealogical Research • Library
• Other : References to local researchers and network of local historians.

Educational Programs
Heritage craft workshops, demonstrations of pioneer skills, curriculum-related grade 3 school programming (hands-on), Pioneer Summer School program for ages 7 to 12 (hands-on), One Room School visits for elementary school classes, lectures and workshops for adults
School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP) • Classes or Workshops • Demonstrations • Lectures

Visitor Services
General tourist information, picnic areas, and self-guided tour guides.
Children's Activities or Services • Information Centre or Desk • Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Washrooms

Volunteer Services
Volunteer Services Available
Number of volunteers: 80-90
Activities: Baking, serving, musical performance, general labour, repair and restoration, research, maintenance, gardening, fund-raising, management, sewing, demonstrating, security, cleaning, etc.

Food Services
Victorian Afternoon Tea is served to guests on the verandah on Wednesday afternoons in July and August, 2 to 4 pm.
Picnic Area
• Other : Special events: Strawberry Social, Canada Day

Internet Services
General Information  •  Collections  •  Events  •  Virtual Exhibitions  •  Education  •  School Visits or Programs  •  Children  •  Directions or Map  • Local History  • 

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Publications & Products

Museum Guide • Postcards • Brochures • Books • Commemorative Souvenirs

Hours & Admission

Operation: Seasonal 
School and group tours available May to October by appointment. Open to the public May to October. Special events throughout the summer including adult interest workshops, teas, concerts, and Pioneer Summer School.
Open: Peak season (mid-June to mid-September): open daily, seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shoulder season (May to June and Sept to October): open weekends and holiday Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m.
By appointment for large groups. Open Santa Day in November.

Closed: Closed between Thanksgiving and May long weekend, with exception of special events including Santa Day in November.
Admission: Charged
Seasonal passes available.
Discounts: Seniors • Students • Groups

Fenelon Falls Museum (The)
50 Oak Street,  Fenelon Falls,  Ontario 
K0M 1N0
Telephone:   1-705-887-1044
Fax:   1-705-887-1532

E-mail: curator@maryboro.ca

Mailing Address:
Fenelon Falls Museum (The)
PO Box 179 , Fenelon Falls , Ontario
K0M 1N0

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Last updated: 2014 09 04