This gallery is named for Thompson Edwin Durham, 1st curator of the museum. The gallery features a rotation of short term exhibits – some form the museum’s collection while others are travelling exhibits from other museums.
The Durham Gallery is currently hosting one of the FringeNorth stages. Click here for more information!
Check back soon for our upcoming exhibitions!
Vimy: a Sault Perspective & Vimy - Battle. Memorial. Icon. a travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian War Museum | Apr. 8, 2017- Aug. 10, 2017
A two part exhibition featuring panels on loan from the Canadian War Museum, as well as an in-house curated exhibition exploring the links of the community of Sault Ste. Marie and the Battle of Vimy Ridge, c. 1917.
Historic Stitches | Nov - Jan 2017
Jan - dec 2016
Our permanent galleries house a collection of artifacts donated to the Museum by community members and organizations.
The Walter Wallace Military Gallery
This gallery is dedicated to Lt. Col. Walter Wallace, past commanding officer of the 49th Field Regiment RCA, past president of Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 25 and past president of the Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment RCA Historical Society
The Skylight Gallery
The Skylight Gallery tells the story of Sault Ste. Marie from its early beginnings. This story is told through a series of exhibit vignettes using artifacts, photos, maps and text.
The Discovery Gallery
The Discovery Gallery is a children’s area which contains artifacts and features nature species, photographs and a dress-up area.
The Russell H. Ramsay Sports Hall of Fame
Dedicated for Russell H. Ramsay, local sportscaster, president & general manager of Hyland Radio & TV. He served as an Alderman on city council and served as the MPP for Sault Ste. Marie 1978-1985. The gallery depicts local athleticism from the 1800s forward. The gallery features artifacts and photos showcasing the wide variety of sports that represent our city. A video presentation highlights various sports and the people involved.
The Marine Gallery
This exhibit area offers a pictorial display of early Great Lakes cruise ships, a brief history of the Locks, a scale model of the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Chicora. A replica scale model of the lighthouse “Sisters Light” is also showcased in the exhibit.