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River of History Museum follows the History of the St. Mary's River and Sault Ste. Marie from the glacial period to the present day use of the River. Information on the French, Native American, Fur trading, lumbering and fishing of the area. Short...more
Lots of artifacts from the area, and some interesting scenes. Lovely murals/paintings. A couple fun hands on activities, such as maneuvering canoes up an accurate plaque that's a map of the river. Museum is on the smaller side.
This is a well-kept museum. There are audio sticks available so you can listen to narration as you go through. This museum deals with how the area developed, starting with the Ojibwa people, then showing the change as missionaries, fur traders, French, and English arrived....More
Now, my family loves museums and all kinds generally have some appeal. We toured the River of History because we bought the combo package along with the Valley Camp and the Tower of History.
There was no one else in this museum when we visited,...More
The museum has a great group of dedicated volunteers. They have put together a good representation of Sault Ste Marie, MI. I would encourage to put it on your "Must See" list if visiting Sault Ste. Marie.
This museum is not extensive, but it is informative. It will only take between one and two hours to review. There are many interesting displays as well as information on the native americans who originally occupied the region, the European explorers. and more recent settlers.