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Located in beautiful and historic Bruce Mines, the Bruce
Mines Museum is a must see for anyone travelling in the
area. The building itself has a fascinating history. Built in
1894 as a Presbyterian Church, the "Church on the Rock"
was used for services until 1917 when the congregation
outgrew the church and united with the Methodist
congregation, whose church could accommodate both

In the same year, a fire swept through the
town and the local postmaster, whose building
had been destroyed, moved the post office into
the vacant church building. The building was
used as a scout and church hall for many years
until 1945 when another fire destroyed the Bruce
Mines Public School.

The building housed grades 9 - 12 for two years
until grades 11 and 12 were moved to the old jail
building and finally in December of 1948 the school
moved into a new building. The building stood empty
until the Town of Bruce Mines purchased it in 1950 when it
was used as a public library and as a storage house for local
artefacts. The museum officially opened in 1961 and in
1973 the library moved to the Bruce Mines Central School.

Come and visit us!

The Bruce Mines Museum is located on Highway 17, only 40 minutes from Sault Ste. Marie.

Contact us at:
Bruce Mines Museum
c/o Bruce Mines Historical Society
Bruce Mines, ON
Canada P0R 1C0

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Maple Leaf
1876 Slot Machine
Maple Leaf
Yakaboo Canoe
Maple Leaf
Victorian Dolls House

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