Second Floor

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

CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY

TERRY FOX: RUNNING TO THE HEART OF CANADA
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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ALBERTOSAURUS
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.

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS:

MEDICAL HISTORY OF THUNDER BAY
Coming in July 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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