The Historical Society would like to thank the Government of Canada, Museums Assistance Program for the grant of $25,000. This grant helped to purchase storage systems for our archival and artefact collection as well as a display case for the Indigenous dugout canoe. Watch for pictures of the before and after!
All Museums will be closing soon. The last opening day is Friday, August 31st. Opening hours for the remaining days are 9 am to 5 pm with the Historical Museum open until 8 pm on Thursday.
This is your last opportunity to see the summer display- Miijim: Traditional Foods of the Lake of the Woods Anishinaabeg. This exhibit is here from the Lake of the Woods Museum in Kenora, Ontario and will close at the end of August. We are also putting in a local display of food!
The museums will all be closed on the Labour Day weekend (September 1st to 3rd).
Starting September 4th the, Police & Corrections, Evolution of Education, and Diefenbaker House will be available by appointment. Office hours at the Historical Museum are Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
Effective February 13, 2018, the PA Historical Society has instituted a new fee structure. Below are the new addmission fees. For other fees, please contact the museum directly.
Admission Day Rate (if you want to visit more than one museum)
Age 12+ $4.00/person $10.00/person
Age 6-12 $2.00/person $5.00/person
Under 6 Free Free
Family $10.00 (up to 6 people) $25.00
Schools $2.00/student (teachers and supervisors)
Are you looking for something new to do? The Historical Society is looking for new members/volunteers. Contact the Historical Society office if you are interested in local history, using your creative side to plan displays and exhibits, or interested in adding your expertise to the Society (Human Resources, Governance, IT/Social Media). We look forward to hearing from you!