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The Old Mill Heritage Centre and the newly restored and upgraded POST OFFICE MUSEUM opened for the season on the May Long Weekend.  

Wait until you see the new BLACKSMITH SHOP display.  Other exhibits on display explore the deep history of Billings Township including the arrivial of our founding fathers..the Henry Brothers.

Learn about the most famous abandoned yachting and fishing resort just off the northern shores of Kagawong.  Harbour Island once boasted the likes of John Wayne, Marylyn Munroe and Marlon Brando as visitors.  The resort is now deserted but the museum preserves its legacy. 

Arguably the most famous story on Manitoulin Island is that of the Daniel Dodge Tragedy.  In August 1938, the heir to the Dodge Motor Company fortune blew himself up in a dynamite explosion, then fell out of a boat and drowned while being taken to the hospital.  This happened while he was on his honeymoon.  This accident began just outside of Kagawong at a place the locals call the “Dodge Lodge”.  The Old Mill Heritage Centre is the epicentre for telling this story.   

These are just a few of the highlights when you visit our museums. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

 

 

 

 

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