Second Floor

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


August 1 – November 8, 2015

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

The history of medicine in Thunder Bay is not just about hospitals but about advances in public health, disease prevention and technology. This exhibit highlights some of the changes that have taken place locally over the past two centuries, culminating in the creation of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

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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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.


TyrrellStraight from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller Alberta:

Fantastic fossil friends of Albert, our resident dinosaur – aspideretes carapace, hadrosauridae unqual, anchiceratops horncore, ornithomimidae & ostrea! Drop in and see them soon they’re here for a limited engagement.



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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