Second Floor

On the second floor are two galleries featuring rotating displays from the Museum’s permanent collection, and travelling exhibits of all descriptions. 


April 25 – July 12, 2015

Terry Fox - PosterOn April 12, 1980, Terry Fox dipped his artificial limb in the Atlantic Ocean and began the Marathon of Hope, his run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. His run, and his life, were cut short by the disease, but he lived to see more than $23 million raised for cancer research in his name.

Since his death in 1981, Terry Fox has become part of Canada’s cultural fabric. This new travelling exhibit examines the Marathon of Hope and its ongoing impact on modern Canada through maps, photos, newspapers and material from the Fox archives.


A travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre.

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The Thunder Bay Museum gratefully acknowledges the City of Thunder Bay and its Archives and Records Centre for helping us to acquire this exhibit.
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March 5 – September 6, 2015

Albert Gallery1A cousin of the mighty T-Rex, Albertosaurus was a flesh eating dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period. It lived approximately 65-70 million years ago in the area that is now the province of Alberta. 

A full-sized replica skeleton of this famous dinosaur and paleontological artifacts will be on exhibit at the Museum during this exhibit.



August 1 – November 8, 2015

984.1.96 Surgery being done at, St. Joseph's Hospital

Currently in development, this exhibit will examine the history of health care in Thunder Bay from European contact to the present day. 

Photo: Surgery  at St. Joseph’s Hospital (1906). From left to right: Sister Lagourie, E. Regan, Dr. McGrady, Dr. Brown, Dr. Pratt, and Miss N. York (a student nurse).


For more historic photographs of hospitals and health care in Thunder Bay, visit our Flickr page: Hospitals & Health Care

Exhibit developed in partnership with the
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). 

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September 28 – November 15

This exhibition consists of 25 images by Toronto photographer Tobi Asmoucha. Her photos have documented community life across the country and capture a glimpse of the role that Legion Halls play in Canadian communities today.

Since the Royal Canadian Legion was founded in 1925, its local branches – Legion Halls – have functioned as community centres and gathering sites. The role is now changing along with Canada’s demographics. The declining population of Second World War veterans has challenged the Legion and its branches to attract new members while still remaining active in traditional pursuits. Tobi Asmoucha’s photographs illustrate the connection that Legion Halls have to the past, and the role they play in Canadian communities today.

An exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum. Tobi Asmoucha’s work has been made possible in part by grants from the Ontario Arts Council.

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