Welcome to The Duke Hunt Museum!
Originally known as the Paipoonge Museum, The Duke Hunt Museum is situated in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge. The Museum is sponsored by the Municipality with a board of Directors appointed by the Municipal Council. After amalgamation of the Municipality’s of Oliver and Paipoonge, discussions began to rename the museum to reflect the new municipality.
In 1952 Reeve Harold Gammond, 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. Derived from his passion to preserve local history and generous collection donation of his own artifacts, the Museum was rightfully renamed The Duke Hunt Museum.
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, Thunder Bay ON.
3218 Rosslyn Rd. Thunder Bay ON
(807) 939-1262 or (807) 577-3141
HOURS: May 1 - August 31
1PM - 5PM Daily
Closed Mondays & Holidays
(Tours available by appointment at all other times)