The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah
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 an impressive 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 almost 11,000 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 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, rotating art exhibits and children’s and family programs and activities throughout the season.
The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah thanks everyone for their patronage over the 2022 Season. Please note that the Museum is now CLOSED, but we look forward to welcoming you back in May 2023!
Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah Mailing Address:
14 Water St. East
PO Box 608
Little Current, ON
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our guided tours of the Sheguiandah Archaeological Site during the 2022 summer season!
Our tours have now ended for the season, but we look forward to welcoming you back and sharing the unique history and story of the site with you in the 2023 Season. Please check back in May 2023 for our tour offerings!
Please click HERE to watch the promotional video- Flakes from the Past.
The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah is grateful for the financial support received from the Government of Canada's Museum Assistance Program in 2021-2022.