Currently at the Museum
FORGET ME NOT: Remembering our Fallen
From now until Dec 15th, 2023
FORGET ME NOT: REMEBERING OUR FALLEN is an impressively researched offering highlighting the lives of 301 men associated with the Rainy River District who gave their lives during the First, Second, Korean and Vietnam wars. Over the span of three years, guest Curator, Marjorie Stintzi discovered what was available on these men, where they came from and what they did with their lives before joining up. During the three years, she combed through Canadian military records, Canadian archive, and museum records. “The exhibit is an attempt to make these men people again and not just a list of names read on Remembrance Day,” Stintzi said.
'Rainy River Valley:Beginnings'
Please be sure to get your copy of 'Rainy River Valley: Beginnings', featuring the work of photographer, William Hampden Tener, who resided here in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Researched and organized by historian and author, Merv Ahrens, the book is an invaluable collection of images from our past, particularly as it portrays our community at work and play. The book is available at the Museum and Betty's of Fort Frances for $25.
With the assistance of Sandra Brunetta, we are gathering the personal histories of our residents. If you would like to help out, the form is below. This should be used as a guide only as each person is different. Once collected, we hope you will leave a copy with the museum. Thank you.