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
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
Art of local significance - Anne Langton, Katherine Wallis, Alec Sailamaa
Period: Contemporary Historical
Media: Painting Sculpture
Miscellaneous: Folk Art
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
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.
Assistance with collections and genealogical research.
Archival Records Genealogical Research Library
Other : References to local researchers and network of local historians.
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
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 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.
Victorian Afternoon Tea is served to guests on the verandah on Wednesday afternoons in July and August, 2 to 4 pm.
Other : Special events: Strawberry Social, Canada Day
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
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.
Seasonal passes available.
Discounts: Seniors Students Groups
Fenelon Falls Museum (The)
50 Oak Street, Fenelon Falls, Ontario
Fenelon Falls Museum (The)
PO Box 179 , Fenelon Falls , Ontario
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Last updated: 2014 09 04