Second Floor

On the second floor are two galleries featuring rotating displays from the Museum’s permanent collection, and travelling exhibits of all descriptions. Some of the temporary themes presented in the last few years include art, furniture, quilts, railway equipment, prisoner of war camps, Girl Guides, ship models, and pottery.

Currently on Display:

  • Nanuq: Diary of a Polar Bear: A day in the life of a mother polar bear and her cubs. 
  • Newcomers to Thunder Bay

Over the past 150 years, successive waves of immigration have occurred in Thunder Bay making it one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse cities.

Those of English, Scottish, Irish, French, and Ojibwa backgrounds predominated in the 19th century and they were joined by newcomers from a variety of European countries and China, especially in the years just after 1900 when people came to work in mines, freight sheds, coal docks, and sawmills, as well as on the railways and in the bush. 

This exhibit displays some of the cultural objects and clothing items immigrants to the Lakehead brought with them when they settled in the area. 

On display until the end of February 2015.

Upcoming Exhibits:

  • Albertosaurus: a full-sized dinosaur skeleton — on exhibit March 5 to Sept. 6, 2015.

Previous Exhibits: