Muskoka Historical Links

Museums in Muskoka

Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Bala, June 24-Oct19)
Bethune Memorial House (Gravenhurst, June-Oct, Natural Historic Site of Canada)
Muskoka Lakes Museum (Port Carling, May 18-Oct 13)
Muskoka Heritage Place (Huntsville, Museum open year round, Pioneer Village and Train May 17-Oct11)
Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre (Gravenhurst, year round)
The Museum on Tower Hill (Parry Sound, year round)
Historical Plaques in Muskoka (directions and text for all historical plaques in Muskoka, from Wayne Cook)
Little Norway Memorial (Muskoka Airport, year round)
Dorset Heritage Museum (Dorset, May 24-Thanksgiving)
Muskoka Rails Museum (Gravenhurst)
Woodchester Villa (Bracebridge, currently closed for repairs)


Historical Maps of Muskoka Region

(from Ontario Genealogy)

Upper Canada District Map (around 1800; Muskoka would be part of the Home District)
Upper Canada - Home District (around 1800; Muskoka would be somewhere in the north of the map)
Parry Sound and Muskoka (around 1891; view is from Parry Sound looking north, Port Sydney/Huntsville to Lake Nippissing)
Central Ontario 1871 (The eastern part of Muskoka is at the top left of the map)
Ontario County North (includes several eastern Muskoka townships)
Canada West 1854 (Eastern), Canada West 1854 (West) (Muskoka on edge of both maps)

Map of Muskoka Townships (as prior to 1970; from Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group)
Map and Chart of the Muskoka Lakes (1899, from Toronto Public Library, includes index of summer cottage and owners, hotels and boarding houses)
Colonization Roads Canada West (based on 1863 report, from Lake of Bays Lane)

Muskoka General History

History of the Wahta Mohawks (from Wahta Mohawks)
History of Muskoka (from Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group)
History of Walker's Point (from Walker's Point Library, includes map of Walker's Point and Barlochan 1879)
History of Muskoka (from Visit Muskoka)

Highway History

(from The King's
HIghway 11  Highway 400  Highway 118  Highway 169  Highway 141  Highway 117  Highway 69

Other Muskoka History Resources

Census Index for Muskoka Townships
Churches in Muskoka
Cemeteries in Muskoka


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