Thunder Bay Museum

425 Donald St E.
CA - ON P7E 5V1 Thunder Bay
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The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society was founded in 1908 to preserve the history of Northwestern Ontario through lectures, publications, monuments and the preservation of documents. Among the Society's early accomplishments were the publication of a series of valuable historical accounts and the construction of a monument to the original Fort William fur trading post. In 1942, enough material was collected to open a museum, which moved to a former registry office in 1972 and in the 1990s relocated to a former police station and courthouse that now houses the Thunder Bay Museum.The Society has always been committed to serving both the City and District of Thunder Bay and preserving the history of the entire region. Today, the Society operates a museum, archives and historical society and offers a variety of programs and services.Although the museum and its programs are fully operational today, renovations to the building continue. There are plans to return the front of the building to its 1910 configuration, which was partially completed in 2007.The Thunder Bay Museum recognizes the original custodians of this land and pays respect to Elders - past, present and future - as they preserve the memories, traditions, culture and aspirations of Indigenous peoples.