About our Museum
The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah is situated on Highway 6 in Sheguiandah, Ontario, on beautiful Manitoulin Island.
Nestled behind a rail fence just south of Lewis Creek, our eight-acre site features a main exhibition area and six outbuildings. Our museum preserves a large collection of settler artifacts from the mid-1800’s onward that help tell the stories of our ancestors and local heritage.
A History of History
Originally built in 1967, the museum was one of Canada’s many completed Centennial Projects and was built through the combined efforts of local, provincial and federal government initiatives following the suggestion by the Sheguiandah Women’s Institute that a museum was needed in this area.
Discover your Heritage
When you visit the Museum, you can share in the early life of our settlers from the mid-1800’s onward and learn of their life styles through our exciting displays of both home and work. We are also proud to have a display of artifacts from the Sheguiandah Archaeology Site that tells a story of life 9,500 years ago.
A Must See…
Come spend the day, enjoy a picnic lunch in our tranquil park setting, or if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try a hike on our nearby Lewis Twin Peaks Trail or walk through our historic walking tour of the village. No matter what you choose, make sure you put the Centennial Museum on your “must see’ list.
The museum hosts a variety of workshops, lecture series, art exhibits and children’s programs and activities throughout the season.
2018 Museum Summer & Fall Events Calendar
July 11th: Workshop Wednesday: Clay Pot Lighthouse. Cost $12. 1pm at the museum. Call (705) 368-2367 to register.
July 18th: Annual Heritage Alive Art Show opens and runs until August 15th.
July 25: Workshop Wednesday- Bird Feeder. Cost TBD. Call the museum at (705) 368-2367 for more details or to register.
August 20th: Manitoulin Fine Arts Association’s Annual Members Art Show runs until September 8th.
September 15th: Annual Sheguiandah Fall Fair.
October 26 & 27th: Haunted Museum
October 27th: Children’s Halloween Party.
November 23 & 24th: Festival of Trees
New to the Museum…
We have went through some renovations in our Main Building in our exhibit areas. Come and see the changes for your self!
In 2017, the Museum received funding through NOHFC to update and make the Sheguiandah Archaeological Site exhibit more interactive. Make sure to check out our new display and learn about the fascinating history of the archaeological site.
Hours of Operation…
Summer 2018: Open daily- 9 am to 4:30 pm
Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah Mailing Address:
14 Water St. East
PO Box 608
Little Current, ON
Contact us to today to plan your visit!
Museum Curator: Lisa Hallaert