Muskoka Museums and History

Muskoka Historical Links

Museums in Muskoka

Muskoka Rails Museum (Gravenhurst)
Bethune Memorial House (Gravenhurst, June-Oct, Natural Historic Site of Canada)
Muskoka Staemships and Discovery Center (Gravenhurst, year round)
Woodchester Villa (Bracebridge, currently closed for repairs)
Muskoka Heritage Place (Huntsville, Museum open year round, Pioneer Village and Train May 17-Oct11)
Muskoka Lakes Museum (Port Carling, May 18-Oct 13)
Bala’s Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Bala, June 24-Oct14)
The Museum on Tower Hill (Parry Sound, year round)
Little Norway Memorial (Muskoka Airport, year round)
Dorset Heritage Museum (Dorset, May 24-Thanksgiving)

Historical Maps of Muskoka Region

(from Ontario Genealogy)

Ontario County North (includes several eastern Muskoka townships)
Upper Canada District Map (around 1800; Muskoka would be part of the Home District)
Upper Canada – Home District (around 1800; Muskoka would be somewhere in the north of the map)
Parry Sound and Muskoka (around 1891; view is from Parry Sound looking north, Port Sydney/Huntsville to Lake Nippissing)
Canada West 1854 (Eastern)Canada West 1854 (West) (Muskoka is on edge of both maps)
Central Ontario 1871 (the eastern part of Muskoka is at the top left of the map)
Colonization Roads Canada West (based on 1863 report, from Lake of Bays Lane)
Map of Muskoka Townships (as prior to 1970; from Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group)
Map and Chart of the Muskoka Lakes (1899, from Toronto Public Library, includes index of summer cottage and owners, hotels and boarding houses)

Muskoka General History

History of Muskoka (from Visit Muskoka)
History of the Wahta Mohawks (from Wahta Mohawks)
History of Muskoka (from Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group)

Highway History

(from The King’s
HIghway 11  Highway 400  Highway 118  Highway 169  Highway 141  Highway 117  Highway 69

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