The Duke Hunt Historical Museum
2018 Season Now Open
Hours of Operation
Open Daily: May to August, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Mondays & Holidays
Originally known as the Paipoonge Museum, The Duke Hunt Historical Museum is situated in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge. The Museum is sponsored by the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, and is run by a Board of Directors appointed by the Municipal Council. After the amalgamation of the Oliver Township and Paipoonge Township, discussions began to rename the museum to reflect the new municipality.
In 1952, Reeve Harold Gammon and Councillor Archie Hanna felt that a place should be found to keep artifacts of pioneer days in this area before they became lost or destroyed. H. K. Hunt, a descendant of early area pioneers, was appointed Curator. The museum was rightfully renamed The Duke Hunt Museum to reflect his passion to preserve local history and generous collection donation of his own artifacts.
The museum was created in a spare room in the Slate River School and later the present building was erected to house the museum collection. Come and visit us today for a unique glimpse into the past! We are located at 3218 Rosslyn Road, Rosslyn Ontario.