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1000 Islands History Museum

Site: Arthur J.E. Child Building

Alternate Name OCR
Former Name Arthur Child Heritage Centre of the 1000 Islands (8 Aug 2006) ; Arthur Child Heritage Museum ; Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands (2019)
Legal Name Historic 1000 Islands Village Foundation
Location & Accessibility
Site Location Adjacent to Gananoque Boatline docks
Located In Community Gananoque
Address & Map
Arthur J.E. Child Building
125 Water St
Gananoque, ON K7G 3E3
View MapQuest Map
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Intersection Main St and Water St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free occasional parking on the street (two hours)
Description and Services
Description (Service) Exhibits and archives related to the 1000 Islands Region's history, including First Nation, early settlers and voyageurs, and the War of 1812 * dioramas, videos and interactive displays * self-guided and bilingual guided tours * group options for educational seminars * school tours curriculum-based * corporate/conference packages * gift shop * meeting space rentals with a capacity of 50 * volunteer opportunities
Hours Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm, May 3-Aug 31 
Tues-Sun 10 am-4 pm, Sep 1-Nov 2 
Tues-Sat 10 am-3 pm, Nov 5-May 2
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Gananoque ; Lanark County ; Leeds and the Thousand Islands
Eligibility No restrictions
Application See the website * bus groups and guided tours must book in advance
Languages English ; French ; Exhibits are bilingual (English and French)
Fees Admission - General admission is by donation * Unguided tours $2 * self-guided tours $3.50 (2019) ; Method(s) of Payment Accepted - cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard
Service Categories Conference/Convention Facilities ; For Profit Subsidiaries ; Meeting Space ; Museums ; Volunteer Opportunities
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-382-2535
Toll Free Phone 1-877-217-7391
Fax 613-382-2912
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress
Primary Executive Joanne van Dreumel, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1995
Funding Grants ; Donations ; Sale of Goods - from the gift shop
Print Material Tourism brochures * Exhibit guides
Resources Website, Guide to Gananoque, Chamber of Commerce, Town of Gananoque website
Accreditation No, staff certified by their respective professional associations

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