About Old Mill Heritage Centre Museum

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The Old Mill Heritage Centre, located in downtown Kagawong on Manitoulin Island, used to be a pulp mill providing paper for Sears Roebuck catalogues in Michigan. Now it houses an Art Gallery, the municipal office and the Old Mill Heritage Centre Museum. The Old Mill Heritage Centre has a Multi-Media centre with different themes from Agriculture, Military, early sawmills, commercial shipping and fishing, life in Billings Township and of course the story of the Daniel Dodge Tragedy. A gift shop features "Island of Great Spirit", a video History of Manitoulin Island. This site is also home to the former Spring Bay pioneer Post Office donated to the Kagawong Historical Society in 1992 by Harold and Reverend Mary Jo Tracy. It was relocated to Kagawong by the Kagawong Historical Society in October 1993. Once used as a homestead, it was moved to the Old Mill Heritage Site in 2008.

BREAKING NEWS: The Old Mill Heritage Centre in Kagawong is now open operating Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. This includes a new entrance on the south side of the building facing the beach. We will be following Covid-19 guidelines. 

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   Check out a quick video tour of the museum


  The Agenda with Steve Paikin | TVO.org

 Check out our interview conducted by Steve Paikin of

"The Agenda" over TV Ontario.  Broadcast date: May 15th, 2020.      Just click the link below.


Check out our "ON-LINE" STORE


  Webcam icon - Link to Kagawong Marina

          webcam IS  disabled due to SHORT TERM internet issues       

                                              billings connections trail 

Discover the billings connections trail interactive kiosk inside the old mill Heritage Centre. History of the township in three languages.  English, french & OJIBWE



Check out the NBC News story that

was done on the Dodge Tragedy.





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Phone: (705)-282-1442

Email: oldmillheritage@billingstwp.ca

Mail: Old Mill Heritage Centre, General Delivery, Kagawong ON, P0P1J0

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