About the Museum

The Nipissing Township Museum was established in the early 1970s to preserve and display the history of the Township of Nipissing and its surrounding area. The museum buildings include the original Methodist Church (built c1882), a Hardware Store full of tools essential to the pioneers’ survival, and a Gift Shop where you can find retro candies, frozen yogurt, and more!

About the Township of Nipissing

The Township of Nipissing was incorporated in 1888, and consists of several small communities, including Commanda, Christian Valley, Hotham, Storie, Alsace, and Nipissing.
The history of the township begins with the indigenous peoples who lived and travelled through this area for many years. In c1864 the first permanent settlers, John and Elizabeth Beatty, arrived in Nipissing. the Indigenous families in the area helped them to settle by trading resources such as fish for bread. The Beatty family in turn housed and fed many newly arrived settlers, quickly building a village that included multiple hotels, logging camps, tourist camps, general stores and later a power generating station! This spirit of community has continued to shape the Township of Nipissing throughout the years and though there are many stories of hardship, there are just as many stories of fun, frolics, and heart-warming kindness.

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Museum Contact Information:Photograph of the Township's museum building in summer.

Museum & Candy Store
The Museum Opening Day will be Friday May 20th 2022 until Sunday September 4th 2022

Phone Number: 705-724-2938

4363 Highway 654 (Wassi Road)

Located in the heart of Nipissing Township near the Township Office.

Hours of operation:
10 a.m. until 4:30p.m. Wednesday to Sunday for this summer.
Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Nipissing-Township-Museum-107324705380982

Event Dates for the summer 2022:
Candy Store will remain open late for Nipissing’s Canada Day celebrations,  July 2nd 2022 until 8:30 pm
Pie Fest Sunday July 17 from 10:00 – 2pm.
Heritage Day Saturday August 20, 2022 – 2pm – 7pm
Fall Festival & Farmer’s / Gardener’s Market September 10th, 2022 – 11am to 4pm

Vendor Application

 


 

A woman behind the counter at the Township's candy store


Volunteer At the Museum:

The Museum is always looking for volunteers. Liven up your summer by donating a few days of your time to help out with our special events, fundraising or with the daily museum operations. Contact the Township Office at 705-724-2144 or admin@nipissingtownship.com for more information.


 

Supply and installation of a new counter top, accessible faucets, drawers and a dedicated 20 amp feed for the air conditioning and refrigerator were all installed in partnership with the Canadian Federal government.


Museum Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

May 1, 2019 (Agenda) (Minutes)
May 29, 2019 (Agenda) (Minutes)
June 12, 2019 (Agenda) (Minutes)
July 3, 2019 (Agenda) (Minutes)
July 31, 2019 (Agenda) (Minutes)
August 21, 2019(Agenda) (Minutes)
October 2, 2019 (Agenda) (Minutes)
November 6, 2019 (Agenda) (Minutes)
March 4, 2020 (Agenda) (Minutes)
June 29, 2020 (Agenda) (Minutes)
June 22, 2021 (Agenda) (Minutes)
July 14, 2021 (Agenda) (Minutes)
August 4, 2021 (Agenda) (Minutes)
September 1, 2021 (Agenda) (Minutes)
October 6, 2021 (Agenda) (Minutes)
*** The Museum Meeting scheduled for tonight Wednesday October 6, 2021 has been postponed indefinitely. ***

February 11, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
March 2, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
April 6, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
May 4, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
June 1, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
July 6, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
July 27, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
September 7, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)