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

The Frozen Northwest: Winter in Northwestern Ontario

January 2 – April 29, 2018

Winter has always been, and continues to be, a part of life in the unforgiving landscape of Northwestern Ontario. From the area’s Ojibway inhabitants to settlers in Thunder Bay’s industrial heyday, the people who lived here have not only adapted to winter in their daily lives, they have thrived in it. They have found ways of living comfortably, working in harsh conditions, moving from place to place, as well as ways to have fun in the long, cold winter.

Susan Ross: From the Lakehead to the Arctic

April 12 – June 17, 2018

Susan Ross, known for her depictions of First Nations and Inuit life in the north, was one of Thunder Bay’s most notable artists. This exhibit encompasses a selection of her paintings and prints on loan from a variety of individuals and organizations, as well as from the museum’s permanent collection.

The exhibit is being hosted in conjunction with the publication of Ten Generations – Then an Artist: The Susan A. Ross Story, by James R. Stevens, published by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society.