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Ron Morel Memorial Museum

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Rachelle R wrote a review Oct 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a great afternoon with my daughter and grandson.A great way to learn about the local history.There is also an incredibly nice display of a local artist's work in a room at the back of the train.Very impressive.Every wagon of the train has a different story.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from JulieL5642, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum
Responded Oct 11, 2018
Thank you for visiting! We hope you come back next year!
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k0zl0vic wrote a review Jun 2018
Kapuskasing, Canada3 contributions
This museum provides an excellent view into the past of Kapuskasing and area. I have been here several times through the years. Still fascinates me!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum
Responded Jun 22, 2018
Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoy the museum, and that you visit often! Kapuskasing has a rich history and we present new exhibits every year, so when you visit often, you'll see new and interesting things.
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johearn wrote a review Jun 2018
Tillsonburg, Canada1 contribution
Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting the Ron Morel Memorial Museum in Kapuskasing. Really worthwhile. The sculptures of days gone by were incredible. Have to see them again. The history of the pulp industry in Kap was very interesting. The mini train display was better than anything I've seen before. The staff were so helpful and just enhanced the experience. Highly recommend....good for all ages !!!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum
Responded Jun 6, 2018
We're so glad you had a great time! And we enjoyed sharing Kapuskasing history with you!
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Lubomyr wrote a review Dec 2017
Kingston, Ontario26 contributions92 helpful votes
Few people know that the town of Kapuskasing began as an internment camp during the First World War, when thousands of Ukrainians and other Europeans were rounded up as "enemy aliens" and transported to 24 camps across the country, one of them at Kapuskasing. This small museum now has a very impressive collection of internee artefacts and photographs. The camp (around which the experimental farm was built) lasted from 14 December 1914 until 24 February 1920, the last internment camp to be closed (with many of its final residents being deported). All of this happened under the authority of the War Measures Act that would be used against Japanese, Italian and German Canadians in the Second World War and even some Quebecois in 1970. Today there is a plaque and statue (by John Boxtel) recalling the internment operations at the Kapuskasing Internee Cemetery. Worth seeing to learn about a still little known episode in Canada's history.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum
Responded Jun 6, 2018
The Ron Morel Memorial Museum has an extensive permanent display on the Kapuskasing Internment/Prisoner of War Camp of World War I. It features an explanation of why internment happened, many photographs of life in the camp and artwork done by the internees/prisoners. The Internment/Prisoner of War cemetery is just a few kilometres from the museum and is easily accessible. It was recently renovated with a grant from the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund.
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Dana M wrote a review Oct 2017
20 contributions20 helpful votes
We had a lot of fun in here learning about the local history and looking at the train memorabilia. The sculpture exhibit in the main building was really incredible! Worth the detour.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum
Responded Oct 17, 2017
We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for stopping in!
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